PGNiG Joins Hydrogen Alliance
Polish gas supplier PGNiG reported on October 14 it had joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, set up by the European Commission in July to support the development of a market for hydrogen energy.
"By joining the alliance ... we can draw on the knowledge and experience of our partners who have already embarked on clean hydrogen initiatives," PGNiG president Jerzy Kwiecinski said in a statement. "As an active member of the alliance, we will also be able to exert real influence on the making of EU regulations governing the development of hydrogen technologies, and to be a part of Europe’s energy transition."
PGNiG launched a small-scale programme in May to research hydrogen technology for electricity and transport. In August it agreed to co-operate with Japanese motor manufacturer Toyota in developing a pilot hydrogen refuelling station in Poland.
More than 250 business organisations have joined the alliance. In September Poland's national gas grid operator Gaz-System also signed up.