AMPO has recently joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECH2A), which brings together industry, national and public authorities, civil society, and other stakeholders in order to build a global EU leadership in this domain and to support the EU’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Stakeholders come from across the hydrogen value chain, covering renewable and low-carbon hydrogen, from production to transmission in different sectors, such as energy, mobility, industry and heating applications.
The alliance will establish an investment agenda and support the scaling up of the hydrogen value chain across Europe, playing a crucial role in facilitating and implementing the actions of the new European hydrogen strategy. Investment of €430 billion is expected by 2030, particularly to increase production and demand for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.
By joining the ECH2A alliance, AMPO will have the opportunity to work hand in hand with other players across Europe and to provide its technology expertise to make the European transition to a green hydrogen economy as efficient and effective as possible.
Hydrogen is a key enabler to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal and Europe’s clean energy transition. Hydrogen has several energy and non-energy uses, from storing renewable energy to fuelling heavy transport, and as energy and feedstock in energy-intensive industry, such as in the steel or chemical sectors.
Most importantly, hydrogen is climate-friendly as it does not emit any carbon dioxide when used. It thus offers a solution to decarbonise industrial processes and economic sectors where reducing carbon emissions is both urgent and hard to achieve.