Clean Hydrogen Partnership: apply for Project Development Assistance (PDA)

Clean Hydrogen Partnership: apply for Project Development Assistance (PDA)

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is offering project development assistance, where experienced consultants help others to develop their hydrogen/fuel cell concepts into detailed work packages.


The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is inviting authorities from the EU Cohesion Countries and Outermost Regions to apply for hydrogen project development assistance. The deadline for applications was extended to 21 October.

What is the opportunity?

Successful applicants will receive support to develop their concepts for fuel cell and hydrogen technology deployment into detailed work plans from experienced consultants and project managers from across Europe. All applicants will be invited to join an observer network to follow the results of the initiative.

How do I apply?

The Stage 1 Expression of Interest form must be completed through the website:

A webinar was held on 15 September 2022. The recording containing information about the information process can be accessed here.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be local authorities within either:
• EU Cohesion Countries
• EU Outermost Regions
• Islands within EU Member States or Associated Countries.

When is the deadline?

Applications to Stage 1 of the ‘Expression of Interest’ process may be submitted via the website until 21 October 2022 at 23:59:59 pm (CEST).

Background information

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership has previously supported the success of hydrogen projects at the regional or city level. Local governments have in many cases been able to secure significant investment in fuel cell and hydrogen projects, and deploy technology faster than would be possible on a national scale or for a private company to do alone.

Local authorities often need additional experience or expertise in advancing such projects towards real deployment, and therefore would benefit from expert support. The Clean Hydrogen Partnership has previously launched a “Project Development Assistance for Regions” initiative, to directly provide this required support and succeded to support eleven regions across Europe in the development of their hydrogen projects in 2020 and 2021.

Regions (or a group of regions) with an existing clean hydrogen project concept, but limited experience in advancing such projects, are invited to apply to receive support. The main source of hydrogen for the project concept must be either hydrogen produced using renewable electricity or bio-feedstocks.

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is looking to provide support to a diverse collection of projects across Europe.

We therefore encourage you to share this initiative with others who may be interested in receiving Project Development Assistance.

Source: Clean Hydrogen Partnership