The Clean Hydrogen Partnership (legal name: Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) is the successor of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU), and has taken over its legacy portfolio.

The CHP was established in November 2021 with the adoption of the Council Regulation (EU) 2021/2085 on establishing the Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe.

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership, and the FCH JU before that, is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-clean energy system.

Fuel cells, as an efficient conversion technology, and hydrogen, as a clean energy carrier, have a great potential to help fight carbon dioxide emissions, to reduce dependence on hydrocarbons and to contribute to economic growth. The objective of the Partnership is to bring these benefits to Europeans through a concentrated effort from all sectors.

The three members of the Clean Hydrogen JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by Hydrogen Europe and the research community represented by Hydrogen Europe Research.