About European Hydrogen Week 2022
On 24-28.10.2022 the European Hydrogen Week took place in the Brussels Expo centre, organised by Hydrogen Europe, in cooperation with the European Commission and the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.
Over 3200 stakeholders of the hydrogen community were brought together to witness more than 120 exhibitors and 150 speakers covering all elements of the sector’s value chain.
Across the exhibition room, attendees could get a first-hand view of the latest in electrolyser and fuel cell technologies as well as touch with hand and test hydrogen trucks, buses, and cars.
The high-level policy conferences featured panels consisting of some of the most prominent stakeholders in the hydrogen industry and covered the most pressing topics facing this new industry: the need for both urgency and pragmatism in creating the regulatory framework, the unique challenges different sectors face to decarbonise and how hydrogen can help, and how to remain a leader in an industry that has caught the attention of the rest of the world.
Day two of the event was highlighted by a visit and speech from Mr. Frans Timmermans, Vice President of the European Commission, wherein he announced the release of €3 billion in new funds as part of the upcoming Innovation Fund call in November. These are on top of the €3 billion for the Hydrogen Bank already announced by President von der Leyen. EVP Timmermans said that green hydrogen is now “at the top of our agenda for the European Green Deal, but also for the recovery from the pandemic” and, that following the war in Ukraine, it would “play a key role in the energy transition and creating European energy sovereignty”.
About the success of the event, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO of Hydrogen Europe, said: “We accomplished something that is a landmark for our sector and a new reference point when it comes to energy related developments in Europe and globally. Thank you to all our exhibitors, speaker and attendees and we look forward to seeing again at next year’s edition on 20-24 November 2023.”
The week saw the publication of several Hydrogen Europe products: the Heroes of Hydrogen photo book, the Clean Hydrogen Monitor 2022, the Hydrogen Europe Quarterly Magazine, and our new Pyrolysis report.