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.
Austrian National Hydrogen Strategy: Will be released in the 2nd half of 2020
Austrian FTI-Strategy 2020+ (will be released 2nd half 2020): Strategy 2011-2020
FTI-Strategy Future Mobility 2020+ Funding program (will be released 2nd half 2020)
A3PS (Austrian PPP) Eco-Mobility 2030plus Roadmap: Technology roadmap for the successful development and introduction of future vehicles and energy carriers.
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
Demonstration, Deployments, and Workforce Developments
Chosen projects among others:
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.)
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.