Clean Hydrogen Partnership calls for €113.5m in hydrogen projects

February 2024

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is launching a new hydrogen research call for proposals today, 17 January 2024. A total of € 113.5 million will be made available through Horizon Europe for projects to cover R&I activities across the whole hydrogen value chain.

Additional € 60 million (from the RePowerEU plan budget) will be used to support different activities (including topping-up of related call topics and a procurement to set-up and run a ‘Hydrogen Valleys Facility’ ) for increasing the number of Hydrogen Valleys across Europe.

“It is crucial that the Clean Hydrogen JU continues to support the development of innovative, cutting-edge projects that will help materialise the benefits of hydrogen technologies and help us to move forward towards the next generation of products. We invite applications from partners across all EU and associated countries and we hope they will come with solutions that will bring us a step closer to a resilient and sustainable hydrogen economy” said Mirela Atanasiu, Executive director a.i. , Clean Hydrogen Partnership

A total of 20 topics are part of the call for proposals, including 5 for Renewable Hydrogen Production, 5 for Hydrogen Storage and distribution, 4 for transport and 2 for heat and power. In addition, 2 topics will support Cross-cutting issues. This call also includes 2 Hydrogen Valleys topics.

The topics are grouped into 11 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA), 8 Innovation Actions (IA), and 1 Coordination and Support Action (CSA). Two of the Innovation Actions, on Hydrogen Valleys, are considered of strategic importance and are selected as flagship projects.

Synergies with other European partnerships and programmes as well as with Member States and regional programmes are at the core of a number of topics.

You can apply until 17 April 2024 via the EU Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.

How to submit your proposal? here.