Updated July 2020

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Current Status 
Hydrogen Roadmap and Recent Reports
Latest Steering Committee Meeting Presentation


Initiatives, Programs, and Policies

Actual (May 2020) relevant strategies, programs and policies are:

  • Austrian Government Program (01 2020): Hydrogen and its possible contribution to decarbonisation of the industry and mobility is named prominently within the Austrian government program. Austria has the aim to become an innovation leader.

Research and Development

National funding programs related to hydrogen (among other topics and programs) and fuel cells are:

Mobility of the Future (Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility and Technology, BMK)

KLIEN (Clima and Energy Fund) Programs:

  • Zero Emission Mobility Program

KLIEN in cooperation with BMK – Energy Flagship Region WIVA P&G (Hydrogen Flagship Region Power&Gas)

Public procurement promoting innovation

Demonstration, Deployments, and Workforce Developments

Chosen projects among others:

WIVA P&G – Diverse Projects (ongoing)

H2Future (finished; world’s largest “green” hydrogen pilot facility has successfully commenced operation in 2019 at the voestalpine site in Linz, Austria)

Green Hydrogen @ Blue Danube (possible project; VERBUND (+ partners) investment project, a decision should be made within 2020)

Demo4Grid (ongoing; MPreis + partners; the main aim of this project is providing grid balancing services under real operational and market conditions and the production of Green Hydrogen for industrial energy services and transport.)

KEYTECH4EV (finished; AVL List; the project had the overall objective to realize a cost optimized and CO2 free powertrain based on fuel cell and battery technology.

Events and Solicitations

  • 14 September 2020: Presentation of the RTI Strategy Mobility
  • 2nd half 2020: Presentation of the Austrian Hydrogen Strategy

Investments and Funding

Different funding programs, from basic research programs up to demonstration and procurement programs support innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technology.

Funding dedicated exclusively to Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technology:

  • Energy Flagship Region WIVA P&G (diverse projects)
  • Possibly Hydrogen IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest)

Regulations, Codes & Standards, and Safety

No current update.


Member Statements

Last updated July 2020 Austrian Statement (PDF); 33th Steering Committee Meeting; Online; 16-19 June 2020 Austrian Statement (PDF); 26th Steering Committee Meeting; Gwangju, Republic of Korea; 1-4 November 2016 Austrian Statement (PDF 564KB); 24th Steering Committee Meeting; Grenoble, France; 1-3 December 2015 Austrian Statement (PDF 1.14MB); 22nd Steering Committee Meeting; Rome, Italy; 2-3 December 2014 Austrian Statement (PDF 939KB); 21st Steering Committee Meeting; Oslo, Norway; 19-21 May 2014 Austrian Statement (PDF 799KB); 20th Steering Committee Meeting; City of Fukuoka, Japan; 20-21 November 2013


Contact: Dr. Andreas Dorda |