Roeland Baan, CEO at Topsoe, said, “Power-to-X and energy independence will not happen in the EU unless we ramp up the manufacturing of electrolyzer in the EU as well. Therefore, I am extremely happy to see commitment from both the EU and industry to do exactly that.”
In Brussels, the industry committed to have 10 times as much combined annual electrolyzer manufacturing capacity in the EU by 2025 as is the case today – in return the EU committed to ensure a supporting regulatory framework and EU funds.
Roeland Baan elaborates on the needed capacity,” If the EU wants to be independent of Russian gas – we need to produce 10 MMt of renewable hydrogen in the EU every year. Manufacturing electrolyzers must therefore be scaled up significantly. This represent both an unprecedented challenge and a significant opportunity for Topsoe.”
The joint declaration features three pillars:
Under the Joint Declaration, Europe’s leading electrolyzer manufacturers agreed to increase their manufacturing capacity to reach 17.5 GW by 2025 and to further increase capacity by 2030 in line with projected demand for renewable H2.