The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, in consultation with European Commission – DG Energy, published a study on the Opportunities for Hydrogen Energy Technologies Considering the National Energy & Climate Plans, prepared by Trinomics together with LBST.
The study focuses on the potential and opportunities of renewable hydrogen, produced by electrolysers using renewable electricity and of low-carbon hydrogen, produced by steam methane reforming (SMR) combined with CCS. The opportunities for and impact of hydrogen deployment are assessed per Member State and are summarised in individual fiches per Member State.
The study analyses to what extent policy measures and industrial initiatives are already being taken to facilitate large-scale implementation of hydrogen in this and the next decades. The study concludes by determining the CO2 reduction potential beyond what is foreseen in the NECPs through hydrogen energy technologies, estimating the reduction of fossil fuel imports and reliance, the prospective cost, and the value added and jobs created. National teams working on decarbonisation roadmaps and updates of the NECPs are welcome to consider the opportunities and benefits of hydrogen deployment identified in this study.
The full study, together with the national fiches are available for download on the FCH JU website.