Chief Editor
  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD
Editorial Board
  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD - UNWE
  • Prof. Elka Todorova, DSc. - UNWE
  • Prof. Maya Lambovska, DSc. - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Todor Nedev, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Dorina Kabakchieva, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Paskal Zhelev, PhD - UNWE
Scientific Secretary
  • Assoc. Prof. Aleksandar Valkov, PhD - UNWE
  • Assist. Prof. Veselina Lyubomirova, PhD - UNWE
International Editorial Board
  • Damian Stantchev, PhD
    Edinburgh NAPIER University, UK

  • Ivaylo Vassilev, PhD
    University of Southampton,UK

  • Prof. Irina Kuzmina-Merlino, PhD
    Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Riga

  • Milan Zdravkovic
    University of Niš, Serbia

  • Prof. Niculae Mihaita, PhD
    Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Prof. Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, PhD
    UNINOVA institute, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Belás, PhD
    Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

  • Prof. John Rijsman, PhD
    Tilburg University

  • Prof. Ing. Zdenek Dvorák, PhD
    University of Zilina, Slovak Republic

  • Prof. Zoran Cekerevac, PhD
    “Union – Nikola Tesla” University in Belgrade, Serbia

Green Hydrogen – The Missing Piece in The European Energy Mix
year 2022
Issue 2


The potential of Green (clean) hydrogen is huge. In Europe, total hydrogen demand is expected to grow to more than 45 million tons by 2050. Many sectors – from transportation to heating to heavy industry – are likely to turn to it as they seek to de-carbonize over the next few decades, with investments in the technology already soaring.

Clean hydrogen will become a cornerstone of the energy transition and de-carbonization efforts in Europe and around the globe. Green hydrogen (H2) can be used as a renewable fuel or feedstock in all major CO2-emitting sectors, including those where direct electrification is not possible.

The paper looks at the potential of green hydrogen becoming the solution, being the missing piece to the Green Deal ambitions of Europe. Europe possesses the technology and certainly can afford to create the right infrastructure to become a leader in applying, producing and the distribution of green hydrogen. 

JEL: O13, Q01


Renewable energy resources, transport, intelligent pipelines, green hydrogen, de-carbonization
Download YB.2022.2.07.pdf

ISSN (print): 1312-5486
ISSN (online): 2534-8949