‘Clean hydrogen is indispensible to reduce industrial carbon emissions and contribute to our energy independence from Russia…’
European electrolyser manufacturers have agreed a Joint Declaration whereby the industry has committed to a tenfold increase in the production of electrolysers by 2025. The Declaration followed a meeting of 20 industry CEOs and Europe’s Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton.
The increased capacity will allow the European Union to produce 10 million tonnes per year of renewable hydrogen by 2030, which had been set as a target during March 2022. As well as increasing electrolyser capacity, the Joint Declaration also includes action from the European Commission to put in place a supportive regulatory framework, facilitate access to finance and promote efficient supply chains.
Commenting Thierry Breton said; ‘Clean hydrogen is indispensible to reduce industrial carbon emissions and contribute to our energy independence from Russia. We have no time to lose, which is why the European Electrolyser summit is so opportune…The Commission will support this important industrial up-scaling for an industrial leadership in the clean energy technologies of the future.’
In a separate development, Ineos has said that it is taking part in a trial in which hydrogen from its facility in Grangemouth, Scotland, UK, will be moved along a 29km section of decommissioned pipeline to the SGN project, which is focused on taking green-hydrogen into homes. The trial is funded by the Energy Regulator and gas distribution companies and will help determine how existing natural gas networks can be repurposed for hydrogen.
Andrew Gardner, Chairman Ineos Grangemouth said; ‘This trial, in partnership with SGN, will play an important role in helping to make hydrogen distribution networks a reality.’