Author: Ricardo Silvestre, PhD
The paper describes the path set for using hydrogen in the context of European decarbonisation and sustainability projects. Although hydrogen can be used as a feedstock, fuel, energy carrier, and storage in several sectors such as transport, energy, building, and industry, it still represents only a small part of the energy mix. Nonetheless, its use remains a priority in the context of the EU Green Deal and transitions objectives. The paper also considers the technical and regulatory aspects and challenges of large-scale deployment and use of hydrogen in the EU. As the authors point out, there is a need for more investments in the sector, while liberal values are claimed to be essential to ensure that this market is free, open, and with strong participation of the private sector.