Press release in French.
The European Union’s long-term budget, the multiannual financial framework (MFF), sets out the maximum annual amounts of spending for a seven-year period. It is structured around the EU’s spending priorities, reflected in broad categories of expenditure or ‘headings’. Heading 1 – Single market, innovation and digital – is one of the seven headings in the MFF proposed by the European Commission for the new 2021-2027 financial period. The heading covers spending in four policy areas: research and innovation, European strategic investments, single market, and space.
In an effort to decarbonise the transport sector, the EU revised the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) in 2018. The debate is now focused on the successful implementation of the directive in EU Member States by June 2021, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas and carbon emissions in the EU transport sector.
A maritime innovation project looking to install the world’s first ammonia-powered fuel cell on a vessel secured a €10m European Union funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).
17 projects selected in the last year’s call will receive a contribution close to €70m from the FCH JU. 9 projects in the energy field will receive almost €30m, while €20m have been allocated to the development of a hydrogen valley in the Northern Netherlands region.
The Djewels project will develop and demonstrate a novel, high pressure, high performance alkaline electrolyser that will help green the production of methanol in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The 20-megawatt (MW) electrolyzer, to be owned and operated by Nouryon and Gasunie, will be the first of its kind to be implemented in Europe on this scale.