A high-level agreement is to be signed in Brussels next week by Aberdeen Council and a European-wide organisation which will boost the city’s hydrogen renewable energy profile. Aberdeen council currently holds the presidency of HyER, the Hydrogen Organisation for the European Regions. Councillor Barney Crocket, the city’s spokesman on hydrogen, is to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) which seeks to ensure better working relationships for hydrogen fuel cells between regions and industry. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a co-operation of representatives from industry, academic, research organisations and public authorities to develop and deploy strategies for fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies, and its mission is to accelerate the commercialisation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. As cities and regions are the main drivers to decarbonise the transport sector, improved coordination of priorities and activities within EU is key to achieving the goal of accelerating the adoption of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies. Aberdeen is promoting hydrogen energy technologies through schemes such as the Hydrogen Bus Project.
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