The potential of hydrogen: a guide to key European markets

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In the last year, significant steps have been taken towards the development of a low carbon hydrogen economy in Europe.

Government funding for national low carbon hydrogen production projects is beginning to be deployed and the standards defining the low carbon quality of the hydrogen produced are becoming clearer.

The development of hydrogen transport networks and storage facilities is now becoming a priority in a number of jurisdictions and distinct import and export markets are beginning to emerge.

The 2023 edition of the Hydrogen Guide reviews the changing regulatory landscape across the hydrogen value chain in seven key jurisdictions:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

This guide is intended to assist developers, investors and other market participants to navigate:

  • the regulatory frameworks for hydrogen across the value chain from production to end-use
  • the emerging standards for low carbon hydrogen

Download the guide to access insights on recent developments and on the expanding role of hydrogen across Europe, as momentum builds towards the development of a global hydrogen economy.

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If you would like to discuss this guide or would like further information on any aspect of it, please get in touch with the contacts listed on this page or your usual Slaughter and May contact.

This guide is a collaboration between our Best Friends firms, consisting of BonelliErede in Italy, Bredin Prat in France, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in the Netherlands, Hengeler Mueller in Germany, Slaughter and May in the United Kingdom, and Uría Menéndez in Portugal and Spain. Each is a market leader in its respective jurisdiction, each has a formidable international reputation in its own right, and all are authorities in cross-jurisdictional best practice. We regularly work together on energy and infrastructure instructions, and are actively engaged on hydrogen mandates in all the jurisdictions mentioned in this guide.