In June, Germany will take over from Croatia in holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Before it does, it has published a draft hydrogen strategy. It envisages increasing hydrogen use in industrial and transport cases, and more money for research into hydrogen technology.
The 2030 EU target for renewable hydrogen in transport will increase from 14% to 20%. There will also be €3.4bn for infrastructure improvements at petrol stations, and €650m for industrial hydrogen testing over the next 4 years.
To meet further targets, the EU expects to import hydrogen, including from the North Sea.