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Hydrogen in Belgium: the beginning of the H2 revolution?



Since October 2021, the Belgian federal government and its minister of energy (the minister), Tinne Van der Straeten, expressed high expectancies and ambitions regarding the future of a hydrogen economy.

The federal hydrogen strategy was published as a white paper to provide the main guidelines for Belgian hydrogen gas (H2) economy development in the coming years. The strategy insisted upon four cornerstones:

  • positioning Belgium as a hub for the import of renewable molecules for Europe;
  • consolidating Belgium's leadership in hydrogen technologies;
  • organising a robust hydrogen market;
  • and focusing on cooperation.

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This article originally published in the Energy & Natural Resources ‚ÄčNewsletter of the International Law Office

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