EU agrees 2030 hydrogen targets
The European Union has finalised rules governing the role of low-carbon hydrogen in Europe's low-carbon energy transition.
On Thursday 30th March, the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed revised policies in the EU's renewable energy directive after negotiations that lasted two years. The EU has committed to a target for industry to procure at least 42% of its hydrogen from 'renewable fuels of non-biological origin' (RFNBO) by 2030, while the transport sector needs to achieve at least 5.5% of the fuel mix from advanced biofuels and RNFBOs over the same timeframe.
Jorge Chatzimarkakis, CEO of Hydrogen Europe, said this provided "clear investment signals" for the low-carbon hydrogen sector and that the legislation "forms the foundation for a solid clean hydrogen economy in Europe". He said this would help set a "predictable market volume for renewable hydrogen".