15 European regions will receive Project Development Assistance
Clean Hydrogen Partnership
The Clean Hydrogen Partnership has selected 15 regions to receive support in the framework of the latest Project Development Assistance (PDA) initiative. The regions are from a total of ten different countries (EU Cohesion Countries, European islands and Outermost Regions) and have been selected following a two-stage application and evaluation process.
The projects proposed by the regions cover a wide range of hydrogen applications, from hydrogen buses in the cities to ferries that connect island communities as well as industrial applications such as glass manufacturing.
The selected regions will now receive targeted support from dedicated hydrogen consultants, beginning in early 2023. This will allow these regions to further develop their project plans, thus advancing the deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technology in Europe, particularly in areas that have seen limited hydrogen deployments to-date.
The initiative will also deliver a wider impact in other regions beyond the 15 selected, through the planned "Observer Network" activities that will be run throughout 2023.
More information can be found at the initiative website: https://www.h2regions.eu/
The full list of selected regions is below:
Regional Council of La Réunion
Region of Peloponnese
City of Płock
Autonomous Region of Madeira
Municipality of Alenquer
Municipality of Galati
Košice Self-Governing Region
Central Sava Region
Velenje, Savinjsko-šaleška region
Source: Clean Hydrogen Partnership