The manifesto aims to support the hydrogen economy in Europe by driving its adoption and technological development across industrial sectors.

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It is hoped that hydrogen can be used to transition the European energy sector away from diesel and to more sustainable solutions with hydrogen being the perfect remedy to support this goal.

Several major hydrogen associations also took part in creating the manifesto.

This includes Hydrogen Europe, the German Hydrogen and Fuel- Cell Association DWV, EFCF and The Smarter E Europe.

Outlined in the manifesto, Europe can live up to its leadership role by laying out twelve demands which include a guiding framework and targeted incentives in addition to measures that ramp up production volumes and reduce costs.

These could be integral in the wider adoption of hydrogen across Europe and, in turn, could help the EU in reaching its net zero emission targets.

Certification of hydrogen as a global commodity, the appointment of a dedicated EU hydrogen special envoy and a legal framework at EU level for the regulation of hydrogen networks also make up the twelve demands.

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO of Hydrogen Europe, said, “We want to show policy makers how important green hydrogen is for a circular economy and decarbonisation, and motivate them to take action.

“In the future, Europe must lead the way in introducing this energy source while also ensuring and enhancing prosperity and prospects. That is our responsibility for the future and for climate protection.”

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