European Legal Framework

The NOW supports the BMVI in the negotiations on a large number of directives, regulations and acts of tertiary legislation in the fields of transport, energy and climate protection in the Council of the European Union. To enable concerted action with other European countries in the context of alternative fuel infrastructures and many other themes, the NOW is part of the Government Support Group (GSG) and, together with the Dutch authority Rijkswaterstaat, manage the GSG office.

FCH-JU – Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology in Europe

Members of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) are the European Commission, Hydrogen Europe Research as well as Hydrogen Europe, the European umbrella association representing the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. The NOW is in close contact not only with the members but also with the public-private organization.