Contribution to the consultation on the EU Hydrogen Strategy

The Global Alliance Powerfuels welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the development of a dedicated European hydrogen strategy.

We believe that with the following recommendations, the strategy, in conjunction with 
the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration, can become an important milestone for the successful decarbonisation of all sectors, especially hard-to-decarbonise sectors such as transport, industry and buildings, and ultimately enable the EU to achieve the goal of climate neutrality by the year 2050.

The Global Alliance Powerfuels was founded in 2018 and is backed by 19 member organisations and an interna- tional network of partner institutions. It is coordinated by the German Energy Agency (dena). The strategic objec- tive of the Alliance is to foster the development of a global market for powerfuels.

Powerfuels was chosen as a term denoting not only renewable hydrogen but all gaseous and liquid fuels from Power-to-X processes that draw their energy content from renewable electricity. This definition of powerfuels in- cludes, but is not limited to, synthetic gas (e.g. methane) and synthetic liquid fuels (e.g. methanol, ammonia, Fischer-Tropsch products).

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