Green hydrogen plays a crucial role in the climate-friendly energy mix of the future. Important impulses for the promotion of this energy carrier are now being provided by the "Green Hydrogen Manifesto", which was most recently presented as part of The Smarter E Europe Restart 2021. The initiators Hydrogen Europe, the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association DWV, the European Electrolyzer & Fuel Cell Forum EFCF and The smarter E Europe want to send a clear signal for decarbonization and a sustainable circular economy. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO of the European association Hydrogen Europe, reveals what concrete demands are being made of policymakers and what economic and political opportunities green hydrogen offers.
4.40: Why is there a need for the manifesto?
7.40: What are the central contents and demands in the manifesto?
13.18: Which European countries and regions have the greatest potential?
23.03: Economic opportunities for the European Union: What do these look like in concrete terms?
Published: November 11, 2021
Hydrogen Europe is the European hydrogen umbrella organization representing more than 20 national associations and over 180 member companies. The fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by Hydrogen Europe together with the European research community and the European Commission form the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) as a public-private partnership that promotes research, technology development and demonstration on fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe.
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis has been Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe since 2016 and is now CEO. Before he was Representative of Infineon Technologies in Brussels and Member of the European Parliament (2004 – 2014) inter alia in the ITRE Committee (Industry, Technology, Research and Energy) where he could contribute to lay the cornerstone for the first and the second Joint Undertaking on hydrogen and fuel cells. In 2007 he was elected “MEP of the year” by his colleagues of the European Parliament in the category “Research and Innovation”.