The EU will prioritise green hydrogen over blue, with the latter to be used only on a “temporary” basis until renewable H2 achieves scale, according to the European Commission’s new hydrogen strategy, which has just been unveiled.

“The priority for the EU is to develop renewable hydrogen, produced using mainly wind and solar energy,” says the strategy document. “In the short and medium term, however, other forms of low-carbon hydrogen are needed, primarily to rapidly reduce emissions from existing hydrogen production and support the parallel and future uptake of renewable hydrogen.”