In doing so, the two companies will test the feasibility of using the patented technologies for transporting and distributing hydrogen.

Subject to the agreement, the joint goal will be to decarbonise the EU’s natural gas grid using the H2 Clipper technology.

To achieve this, the two companies will work towards two primary goals.

The first will be to conduct an independent assessment of the economic viability of H2 Clipper’s proprietary advanced airship, the Pipeline-In-The-Sky™.

This will be for moving massive amounts of liquid hydrogen between locations where it is least expensive to generate from renewable resources to locations where consumer demand is the greatest without relying on trucks, rail, ship or conventional air transport.

The second area for exploration will be to evaluate and test H2 Clipper’s proprietary Pipe-Within-A-Pipe™ technology for moving significant quantities of pressurised gaseous hydrogen from centralised cryogenic depots near urban, suburban or metropolitan areas to commercial and residential consumers.

Commenting on this milestone, Rinaldo Brutoco, founder and CEO, of H2 Clipper, said, “We are honoured and excited to partner with the Foundation in a mutually beneficial effort to plan, design, construct and validate feasibility of H2 Clipper’s technologies for hydrogen transport and distribution throughout Europe, including through the region’s existing natural gas pipeline network.

“These technologies have significant implications for the renewable energy future of the EU and for Europe’s ability to become independent of Russian oil.”

Arturo Aliaga Lopez, President of the Foundation for the Development of New Hydrogen Technologies, said, “The EU has set a binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 45% below 1990 levels by 2030.

“Green hydrogen produced through renewable-powered electrolysis will be critical for decarbonising electricity and gas markets.

“This may be realised by delivering hydrogen through current natural gas pipeline networks utilising H2 Clipper’s novel Pipe-Within-A-Pipe technology. By collaborating with energy technology companies like H2 Clipper, we are advancing the Foundation’s mission to significantly reduce fossil fuel usage.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.