North Adriatic hydrogen valley wins EU funding

Slovenian energy group HSE is the lead partner for the North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley project. Photo: HSE

The North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley, a cross-border project led by Slovenian energy company HSE, has won a €25 million grant from the EU’s Horizon Europe Programme.

According to HSE, this is the first multinational project in Europe designed to establish a dedicated hydrogen valley, including Slovenia, Croatia and Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

The six-year project will most likely start in the second half of 2023, once a date has been agreed with the European Commission, HSE said on February 1 when it announced the grant award.

The North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley brings together 34 government, research and industry partners and covers the entire value chain from production to storage, distribution and final use of hydrogen in various sectors (mainly industry and transportation). increase.

The partners in the three countries will develop projects to produce over 5,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year, aiming to decarbonise key industry sectors such as steel, cement industry and transportation.

“This is an excellent example of inter-national and inter-disciplinary cooperation to facilitate a faster green transition to an emission-neutral society by harnessing the energy storage opportunity with the help of hydrogen technology. said Stokeri.

9 in total to receive a total of €105.4 million in Horizon Europe funding as part of a 2022 call carried out by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, a public-private partnership to support hydrogen technology research and innovation activities. One hydrogen project was selected. Europe.

These projects focus on the production of clean hydrogen and address various applications in the energy, transport and industrial sectors.

According to the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, the Hydrogen Valley is a regional ecosystem that connects hydrogen production, transportation, and various end uses such as mobility and industrial feedstocks.

The concept is now one of the key priorities of industry and the European Commission to expand hydrogen deployment and create an interconnected hydrogen ecosystem across Europe.

Another Hydrogen Valley project, aimed at building a hydrogen corridor in the Baltics, received €25 million, and seven smaller Hydrogen Valley projects received €8 million. North Adriatic hydrogen valley wins EU funding

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