‘EU taxpayer money for European benefit’ – European electrolyser manufacturers call for more support

A group of European electrolyser manufacturers have called for more European Commission support to ensure the development of electrolyser manufacturing on the continent.

In a letter to the EC President and Executive Vice-President, a group of European electrolyser manufacturers have made a call for more support to develop a “sustainable European value chain for renewable hydrogen” adapted to the needs and expectations of the current global competitive and geopolitical landscape.

Made up of Advent, AEG, AGFA, Ariema, EFACEC, Genvia, Green Hydrogen Systems, H2 Energy, Hydrogenica Corporation, H2B2, Hystar, Kiwa, McPhy, Nel, RINA, SES Hydrogen, Stargate Hydrogen, Sunfire, Topsoe, thyssenkrupp nucera, and Umicore, the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance Electrolyser partnership have said European money is finding its way into the hands of “non-European-based competitors”, adding that the first electrolyser project with Chinese-made stacks has been installed on the continent.

Calling for a need to ensure that future funding mechanisms such as the EU Sovereignty Fund and/or the Hydrogen Bank support the development of electrolyser manufacturing in Europe, the group said, “EU taxpayer’s money ought to be reinvested in Europe for the benefit of Europeans.”

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