€700M to Italian companies for creation of hydrogen supply chain

Italian businesses taking part in the first IPCEI on hydrogen (H2 Technology) will have the opportunity to submit requests for subsidies starting on November 28, 2022, and continuing through January 30, 2023, for projects in research, development, and innovation in the “enabling” elements for building the hydrogen supply chain, such as Gigafactory for the production of electrolyzers.

As part of the total 5.4 billion euros in aid sanctioned by the EU Commission in July, the Ministry of Economic Development makes 700 million euros from the IPCEI Fund (including activating PNRR resources) accessible to encourage investments.

One of the main industrial policy initiatives supported by Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti is IPCEI H2 Technology, which includes participation from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Spain. Giorgetti claims: “With these investments, a further step forward is taken in the path of energy diversification that aims to favor the achievement of strategic autonomy of Europe also through the creat

In particular, six Italian companies—Ansaldo, Fincantieri, Iveco Italia, Alstom Ferroviaria, Enel, and De Nora—participate in this significant European initiative (in partnership with Snam). Enea and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, two research organizations, are added to these (FBK).