McPhy is proud to be a member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance!

[25 November 2020] This summer, McPhy joined the “European Clean Hydrogen Alliance” #ECH2A (the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance) to contribute to the development of zero-carbon hydrogen and to fully invest in contributing achieving the European objectives of carbon neutrality.

The signing of the Alliance confirms McPhy’s desire to deploy zero-carbon hydrogen on a large scale in the service of the fight against air pollution and climate change.

Within the Alliance, we will work alongside our peers to accelerate the deployment of zero-carbon hydrogen solutions at the heart of industries, energy systems or in favor of the emergence of new forms of clean mobility.

In line with this commitment, McPhy contributed to sharing its expertise and knowledge of hydrogen during the European Hydrogen Week which took place from 23 to 27 November 2020.

ECHA: a professional alliance to support the deployment of Europe’s industrial strategy

The Clean Hydrogen Alliance aims to deploy green hydrogen by 2030 and thus achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in the European Union. Since July 2020, the alliance is? part of Europe’s new industrial strategy, at the heart of which the development of carbon-free hydrogen holds a central place.

As a reminder, the alliance is open to stakeholders in industry, mobility, production and distribution of hydrogen, public and private, whose want to contribute to the development of renewable or low hydrogen-carbon in Europe.

Towards a dynamic hydrogen ecosystem in the EU

To achieve this, ECH2A has set itself an investment program to facilitate the implementation of hydrogen development actions and technology deployment across Europe. The Alliance will build on the EU’s leadership in hydrogen technologies, including electrolyzers, hydrogen stations and megawatt-scale fuel cells.

The alliance will support an increase of the production and demand for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen, coordinate action for engaging civil society.

In 2030, European industry will be a global leader that will responsibly deliver value for society, the environment and the economy. By 2030, the EU will successfully become an innovative, sustainable, competitive and human-centered collaborative economy (…). We will invest heavily in cutting-edge and breakthrough technologies, respect planetary boundaries and biodiversity (…)”.- Final report of the Industry 2030 high level industrial roundtable, “A vision for the European industry until 2030”, June 2019

With more than 500 members, working groups will be set up on various subjects: the production of green or low-carbon hydrogen, its distribution, its use in the industrial, residential and mobility sectors and energy.

All the members of the Alliance, which McPhy is part of, will play a crucial role in the establishment of an industrial hydrogen sector in Europe, by participating in the emergence of an ecosystem of innovative and competitive projects.

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An entire week dedicated to hydrogen!

[23th November 2020] Co-organized by the European Commission and the European fuel cell and hydrogen industry, the first edition of the European Hydrogen Week will take place from 23 to 27 November 2020. Clean hydrogen plays a major role in the energy transition and in the decarbonisation of certain sectors of our economy. The European Hydrogen Week continues the wish of the Clean Hydrogen Alliance to which many stakeholders signed up this summer. These 5 days will be dedicated to the key role that hydrogen plays in achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

The highlights

Among the highlights of this hydrogen week:

 

  • Two days of discussion to kick off hydrogen week | 23-24 November

Trough online conferences, it will be the opportunity to exchange ideas on technological development, to share and get feedback about current project but also to have discussions about scaling-up of electrolysers, the use of hydrogen in transport, hydrogen in the energy grid and market uptake and standardization. All those exchanges will help to accelerate the market and the large scale-up of hydrogen.

 

  • FCH-JU 2020 awards ceremony | November 24, after the conferences

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU, it’s a public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen in Europe) will be hosting the fourth edition of its Awards’ceremony on 24 November to celebrate most successful and innovative projects of the year.

 

  • Dialogue with NOW | 25 november

Next day, on 25 November, a relevant discussion will be organized by the German National Organization Hydrogen and Fuell Cell Technology (NOW is responsible for the coordination and management of the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology), the FCH JU and with the support of the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry of Transport. It will concern the best-practice approaches to build up a hydrogen economy as well as to ensure the overall transition to a climate neutral Europe.

 

  • European Hydrogen Forum | November 26-27

Among the highlight of the week: the European Hydrogen Forum is marking the deployment of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, after its successful launch in July this year.

The Forum is co-organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and the FCH JU, in partnership with Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research, and will last two days, the 26th and 27th November 2020.

Starting with a keynote speech by the European Commision’s Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, the day will be followed by discussions, exchanges on subject “the EU hydrogen industry to achieve the EU climate goals”, but also on the market opportunities, the role of low or zero carbon hydrogen in clean energy transition.

McPhy is proud to be a member of the European Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (read more: click here / ECHA Page), and to have been selected among more than 200 applications to participate in the European Hydrogen Forum, a 40-speaker conference cycle.

To attend the keynote of Laurent Carme, CEO of McPhy, watch the live broadcast on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the session “Hydrogen projects in the pipeline”, in the presence of other hydrogen players. We will talk about industrialization and scale-up put at the service of the competitiveness of zero-carbon hydrogen. [For the live stream]

A great opportunity to discuss with various industry players, political decision-makers and the research community, with the same objective, the development of green hydrogen.

 

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