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29 November 2021 - 3 December 2021
Brussels, Belgium
European Hydrogen Week 2021

What is the European Hydrogen Week about?

Join us for the second edition of the European Hydrogen Week (EHW), taking place from 29 November to 3 December 2021!

Summer this year, the first-ever Climate Law for Europe was adopted, writing into law the goals set out in the European Green Deal. To achieve these ambitious goals, the European Commission adopted in July the ‘Fit for 55’ package of policy proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for this target and make Europe become the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Building on all these ambitions as the first step in the implementation of the EU Hydrogen Strategy, the Week will discuss the tremendous opportunities associated with the production and use of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels in the different sectors of the economy and how hydrogen will play a key role in the European Green Deal.

The European Hydrogen Forum is a unique event bringing together European industry, policy makers, government representatives as well as the research community to discuss and steer the increased potential for clean hydrogen in the upcoming years.

The EHW 2021 agenda is structured as follows:

  • Day 1: Hydrogen Forum and FCH JU Awards
  • Day 2: R&I Priorities
  • Day 3: Hydrogen Strategy
  • Day 4 and 5: Programme Review Days (PRD) 

Hydrogen Forum

hybrid event | Monday | 29 November

The European Hydrogen Week (EHW) will mark the public launch of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership – as the successor of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). Participants will discuss how the new partnership can further accelerate the development and improvement of advanced clean hydrogen technologies ready for market, across energy, transport, building and industrial end-uses.

Together with the Hydrogen Alliance, the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will be a key instrument for implementing the European Hydrogen Strategy and for achieving the EU Green Deal’s ambitious goals.


Monday | 29 November

The first day of the event will feature the Awards ceremony, at its fourth edition this year. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) will reward its top projects for innovation excellence. In addition to the Best Outreach, Best Success Story and Best Innovation awards, Hydrogen Europe

Research will recognise talented Young Scientists for expanding access to sustainable, efficient fuel-cell technology for a wide range of high-impact applications.

Make sure to check out this year’s winners Monday evening, 29 November and celebrate their outstanding achievements with us!

Have your say and take part in the public vote for the Best Success Story and the Best Innovation. You can submit your vote until 24 November! Vote the Best Success Story and the Best Innovation here

R&I priorities

hybrid event | Tuesday | 30 November

Day 2 will focus on the strategic European scientific priorities for the hydrogen economy. All sectors, including the wider scientific community, will have the opportunity to discuss ways to bridge the gaps between ready-to-market technology and large-scale uptake, while continuing the efforts to improve and diversify the technological options.

Topis will range from the importance of specialised skill acquisition to the creation of a Hydrogen Knowledge Hub and how the EU can scale up the cost-efficient production, distribution, storage, and consumption of renewable hydrogen.

Hydrogen Strategy

Hybrid event | Wednesday | 01 December

With a massive macro-economic stimulus for the economy to find our way out of the Covid-19 crisis, Europe is facilitating unique opportunities to make industry greener and more resilient. Europe is a leader in the development of many clean hydrogen technologies and recognises the potential of hydrogen to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors, particularly in industry and heavy-transport.

The third day of the EHW 2021 will address how the EU is planning to reach the GW electrolysers by 2024, with the objective to scale up to 40 GW by 2030 or to implement the ambitious plans on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure. Other topics of the day will include alternatives to overcome key technological barriers in the production, distribution and storage of hydrogen and will analyse the challenges on regulations and standards for a hydrogen economy.

The Programme Review Days (PRD)

online event | 2 & 3 December 2021

This two-days event will kick-close the whole week and, following the tradition of the past 11 years, will provide an excellent visibility platform for more than 60 projects currently on-going under FCH JU.

Join us on 2 and 3 December to hear Europe's leading hydrogen projects and discover updates about the technology!

More than 53 selected projects and initiatives will have the opportunity to present their progress, obtain feedback, exchange ideas and best practices on the latest technological developments in the sector. Throughout the entire event we will also make available for download scientific posters for all FCH JU funded projects.

Useful information

During the entire event, we will be live broadcasting from our studio set up in the premises of The Hotel Brussels. For further information about the event subscribe to the FCH JU newsletter and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Participants 660
Meetings 215
Belgium 342
Germany 284
Spain 191
Italy 158
France 137
Netherlands 120
United Kingdom 118
Türkiye 89
Austria 62
Portugal 47
Norway 47
Estonia 44
Greece 31
Japan 27
Poland 26
Denmark 24
Sweden 23
Finland 21
United States 20
Luxembourg 19
Switzerland 18
Ukraine 16
Australia 14
Ireland 13
Bulgaria 13
Slovenia 10
Croatia 10
Slovakia 9
Lithuania 9
Romania 9
China 9
Czech Republic 9
South Korea 8
Chile 8
Israel 8
Hungary 7
Brazil 7
Colombia 5
South Africa 5
China (Hong Kong) 4
Russia 4
India 4
Canada 4
Peru 3
United Arab Emirates 3
Iceland 3
Egypt 2
Morocco 2
Thailand 2
Namibia 2
Afghanistan 1
Singapore 1
Cyprus 1
Philippines 1
Serbia 1
Latvia 1
Saudi Arabia 1
Kenya 1
Malta 1
Jordan 1
Algeria 1
Uruguay 1
Taiwan 1
Mexico 1
Argentina 1
Total 2065
Academia, R&D institution 396
Manufacturer 316
Other 242
Consulting (business, tax, legal) 166
Association/Agency 142
Government 130
Service provider (design, engineering, IT) 120
Project site developer/Plant engineering 113
EU Institutions 112
Infrastructure operator 70
Local Authority 45
Supplier, sub-contractor 41
End-user 40
Investor & Financial services 34
Distributor, Wholesaler, Importer 32
Service provider (Hardware & Goods) 10
Total 2009
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