European Commission: Clean Hydrogen Partnership

The overall goal of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership (as per its legal name Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) is to support research and innovation activities in the Union in clean hydrogen solutions and technologies, under EU’s new funding programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe.

What is the Clean Hydrogen Partnership?

The Clean Hydrogen JU will contribute to the European climate neutrality goal by producing noticeable, quantifiable results towards the development and scaling up of hydrogen applications. This will help develop a number of hydrogen technologies, which are currently either not competitive or have a low technology readiness level but are expected to contribute to the 2030 energy and climate targets and most importantly make possible climate neutrality by 2050.

Deadline: The 2023 deadline has expired.

Subsidy: call-dependent

Consortium: 3 legal entities from different state members/associated countries

Funding rate: 100% for CSA and RIA calls, 70% for IA calls

Project duration: call-dependent

Scope: Over €300 million will be made available for supporting projects in an unprecedented drive to boost the development of cutting-edge hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

41 will be published this year divided between:

  • Renewable Hydrogen Production (10 calls)
  • Hydrogen Storage and Distribution (11 calls)
  • Transport (8 calls)
  • Heat and Power (4 calls)
  • Cross-cutting (5 calls)
  • Hydrogen Valleys (2 calls)
  • Strategic Research challenge (1 call)

The topics will be grouped into 10 Innovation Actions (IA), 29 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and 2 Coordination and Support Actions (CSA). The calls are divided between the two application periods.  Deadline expired. Awaiting 2024 call.

Visit the Clean Hydrogen Partnership website


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