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The H2 Twin Cities initiative supports partnerships between cities across different continents to help build strong ties and a community of practice for leaders and implementers from cities, industry, government, and a broad group of stakeholders.

Today there are limited regions in the world where hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are being deployed at scale. As clusters of hydrogen production and end-use applications at scale start to develop worldwide, sharing best practices and lessons learned can speed up technology deployment and adoption.

H2 Twin Cities can:

  • Share lessons learned and best practices to accelerate demonstration and deployment of hydrogen technologies across applications
  • Increase visibility for communities already deploying hydrogen projects
  • Increase deployments and commitments for hydrogen and fuel cell project adoption
  • Increase engagement of disadvantaged communities, the public, and stakeholders.

H2 Twin Cities is an initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) with support from multiple CEM country members and will collaborate with other global hydrogen partnerships like the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy, Mission Innovation, and more.

The H2 Twin Cities initiative working group includes the United States, European Commission, Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, The Netherlands, and the International Energy Agency.

CEM Hydrogen Initiative co-leads include Canada, the European Commission, Japan, The Netherlands, and the United States, with the International Energy Agency as the Secretariat. CEM Hydrogen Initiative members aim to provide funding or in-kind support for selected cities within their countries. Members include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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H2 Twin Cities is a global initiative that connects cities and communities around the world to deploy clean hydrogen solutions.
U.S. Department of Energy