Clean Hydrogen Partnership: Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and first call for proposals
The Partnership was established as a Joint Undertaking ("JU") in late 2021. It builds on the predecessor initiative, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, which was implemented under the 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020. The Clean Hydrogen Partnership will be guided to a large extent by the EU’s Hydrogen Strategy and the policy developments in this context and will support research and innovation activities focusing on areas related primarily to the production of clean hydrogen, as well as the distribution, storage and end use applications of low carbon hydrogen in hard to abate sectors.
The European Commission will provide up to €1 billion to the partnership for the period 2021-2027, an increase of over 50% compared to the budget of the previous initiative. This amount will be complemented by investments of at least the same amount from the private members of the Joint Undertaking, resulting in a total contribution of at least EUR 2 billion.
The just released first call for proposals of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership has a total budget of over €300 million and includes 41 Topics, of which 26 have a submission deadline of 31 May 2022 and 15 have a submission deadline of 20 September 2022.
The following topics are called:
- Sustainable hydrogen production (10 calls)
- Hydrogen storage and distribution (11 calls)
- Transport (8 calls)
- Heat and energy (4 calls)
- Cross-cutting issues (5 calls)
- Hydrogen Valleys (2 calls)
- Strategic Research Challenge (1 call)
Further information can be found here. If you have further questions or are interested, please contact Dr Panteleimon Panagiotou, Head of the Department ICT, Natural & Engineering Sciences or Dr Thomas Ammerl, Head of the Department Environment, Energy & Bioeconomy at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first call for proposals for the Joint Undertaking for Clean Aviation (JU Clean Aviation) was also published. This is a public-private partnership between the European Union and the European aviation sector. The EU calls for proposals also address "hydrogen-based flying". More information can be found here.
For further questions about JU Clean Aviation, please contact Dr Panagiotou, Head of Department for ICT, Natural & Engineering Sciences:
Phone: +49 (0)89 - 9901 888130