Jakob Petutschnig, EU Policy Manager at CATF’s Zero-Carbon Fuels team, discusses EU policies to promote zero-carbon fuels.
He emphasizes the need for strict offtaking requirements to ensure hydrogen goes to crucial “No Regret” sectors for efficient decarbonization.
The current three billion EUR funding for the hydrogen bank raises concerns about its sufficiency for long-term goals, prompting consideration of alternative funding mechanisms such as cfds/ccfs. The importance of an open approach within ports, incentivizing ammonia as an efficient carrier for imported hydrogen, is highlighted, drawing inspiration from Germany’s successful H2 Global model.
Implementing joint purchasing programs for hydrogen and integrating ammonia directly into the European Hydrogen Bank’s import leg are recommended for cost-efficiency and competitive negotiation. Petutschnig stresses the significance of technology-open and sectorally prioritized approaches to ensure a rapid and effective market scale-up.