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Hydrogen

Goal

Drive international collaboration on policies, programmes, and projects to accelerate the commercial deployment of hydrogen fuels and technologies across all sectors of the economy.  

Overview

Hydrogen

The Hydrogen Initiative aims to advance policies, programmes and projects that accelerate the commercialization and deployment of hydrogen fuels and technologies across all aspects of the economy. Building on recommendations from the Hydrogen energy Ministerial meeting in 2018 in Japan, and in partnership with other coalitions like the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) and Mission Innovation, the initiative focuses on how hydrogen can contribute to cleaner energy systems, while promoting sustainability, resilience and energy security.

Initial work focuses on three key areas: 

  1. Helping to ensure successful deployment of hydrogen within current industrial applications. 
  2. Enabling deployment of hydrogen technologies in transport (e.g. freight, mass transit, light-rail, marine). 
  3. Exploring the role of hydrogen in meeting the energy needs of communities. 

Activities

ASPIRATIONAL GOALS

Goal

This activity aims to track all existing country goals/targets and other approaches to integrate hydrogen in long-term plans. The outputs of this work are intended to inform the development of new activities and campaigns of the CEM Hydrogen Initiative to align with government objectives and help them achieve those goals.

Participants

The European Commission leads this work with the support of the IEA. All CEM Hydrogen Initiative members participate in this activity

Additional Information

The first consultation of the Aspirational Targets working group was completed and the results were used in the IEA’s Global Hydrogen Review 2021.

In May 2022, the Hydrogen Initiative released a summary of Global Hydrogen Targets. This report summarizes interviews with around 70 national governments on their hydrogen-specific goals, complemented with additional research from the IEA.

GLOBAL PORTS HYDROGEN COALITION

Goal

The Coalition will enhance policy dialogue and project-oriented collaboration related to scaling up the production and use of low-carbon hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels in industrial coastal areas. It will build upon already existing dialogues about the potential for adopting hydrogen in ports operation, including, but not limited to, those at the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH), the World Ports Climate Action Program (WPCAP) and the Hydrogen Council.

Participants

This work is led by the European Commission.
As of 2 November 2021, the following ports have joined the Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition:

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • Brunsbüttel Ports
  • Côtes-d’Armor Chamber of Commerce (Ports of Le Légué, St Quay Portrieux, Erquy)
  • Department of Port & Customs Ajman
  • Dock Sud Port
  • DP World UAE Region
  • Ennshafen Port
  • European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)
  • Haropa Ports (Le Havre, Rouen, Paris)
  • International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)
  • Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  • Fremantle Ports
  • Flam Port
  • Hydrogen Council
  • Neltume Ports
  • New Energy Coalition
  • North Queensland Bulk Ports
  • Pecém Port Complex
  • Port of Amsterdam
  • Port of Antwerp
  • Port of Auckland
  • Port Authority of Valencia
  • Port of Bahia Blanca
  • Port of Bécancour
  • Port of Berlevåg
  • Port of Bordeaux
  • Port of Brisbane
  • Port of Duqm
  • Port of Farsund
  • Ports of Finistere
  • Port of Grenland
  • Port of Gothenburg
  • Port of Hamburg
  • Port of Halifax
  • Port of Houston
  • Port of Mejillones
  • Port of Montreal
  • Port of Rotterdam Authority
  • Port of Saguenay
  • Port of Trieste
  • Port of Trois-Rivières
  • Port of Vienna
  • Ports Australia
  • Portuguese Ports Association
  • Puerto Brisa
  • Sharjah Ports
  • Southern Ports
  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Woodside Energ

Additional Information

The Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition held its first meeting to discuss priorities in October 2021. Watch the event here

CEM12: Launch of Global Hydrogen Ports Coalition

How to Join?

If you want to get involved in the Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition, please contact hydrogen@iea.org .

ROUNDTABLE ON THE NORTH-WEST EUROPEAN REGION

Goal

Develop a new regional hydrogen market in North-West Europe through convening government representatives and key industrial stakeholders in the region to identify opportunities, tackle barriers, and explore policy and regulatory requirements to develop the region.

Participants

The Netherlands leads on this work. Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom participate as CEM H2I members. Belgium, Denmark and France participate as non-CEM H2I members.

Additional Information

In April 2021, IEA released the ‘’Hydrogen in North-Western Europe’’ technology report available here.

This was followed by a two-day roundtable 3-4 May 2021 and the main findings of that are available here.

HYDROGEN TRADE

Goal

The objective of this working group is to create a platform to share knowledge, best practices and experiences with the ultimate of addressing barriers and defining a roadmap to facilitate the development of an international hydrogen market that can allow hydrogen trade from regions with potential for producing low-cost hydrogen to regions with large hydrogen demand and limited production capacities.

Participants

The Netherlands leads on this work. Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia and Saudi Arabia also participate as CEM H2I members. The IEA Hydrogen TCP and the IPHE also participate in as CEM H2I partners.

H2 TWIN CITIES INITIATIVE

Goal

Incentivise global partnerships and enhanced collaboration between regions in different countries to accelerate hydrogen deployment and user acceptance in communities through increasing awareness and promoting best practices and information sharing on the use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at scale in specific regions, communities and cities through concrete targeted partnerships.

Participants

The US lead on this work. Canada, the European Commission, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom also participate as CEM H2I members The EU Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the IPHE also participate as CEM H2I partners The expressions of interest to cities/ regions/ communities went out in November 2021 and the announcement of winners will take place thereafter.

Additional Information

Fact sheet Read more

Website: https://www.energy.gov/eere/h2twincities/h2-twin-cities
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How to Join?

Interested in becoming a twin city but not sure where to start?
Click here