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05 APRIL 2024
The Central European Hydrogen Technology Forum H2POLAND and Central European Decarbonization Forum NetZero are a response to the need to popularise knowledge about low- and zero-emission technologies. H2POLAND and Net Zero is the first trade fair in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe devoted entirely to hydrogen and decarbonization technologies. The forums are meetings where discussions about the future of decarbonization and the European economy...
01 APRIL 2024
The 18 members of the AdvancedH2Valley consortium are proud to announce that their project has received an 8.9 million euros grant from the European Commission through the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, and its call HORIZON-JTI-CLEANH2-2023-1, to showcase advanced green hydrogen valley in Western France. Based in the French Loire Valley, AdvancedH2Valley project aims to foster the Atlantic area's energy transition and set the standard for...
15 MARCH 2024
Last March 7th a Plenary Session on the role of hydrogen valleys to foster cross-sectoral synergies was held in the framework of the European Hydrogen Energy Conference 2024 in Bilbao. Insightful speeches were given by the following speakers: JOSÉ IGNACIO HORMAECHE, General Director of the Energy Cluster of the Basque Country and member of the Board of Directors of the Basque Hydrogen Corridor (BH2C). He explained...
12 MARCH 2024
Coinciding with the celebration of the European Hydrogen Energy Conference 2024 in Bilbao, the heads of the different Hydrogen Valleys being developed in Spain visited the Petronor refinery on 7 March, where, since last October, a 2.5 MW electrolyser has been operating to supply renewable hydrogen to the Energy Intelligence Center, the refinery itself and a future hydrogen refuelling station that will...
05 MARCH 2024
Launch of SH2AMROCK project: One more project dedicated to hydrogen valleys. On February 28th, the consortium officially kicked off the project SH2AMROCK - Ireland's new hydrogen valley initiative, coordinated by the University of Galway. The SH2AMROCK concept, a project coordinated by University of Galway, will implement green hydrogen in different hard to abate sectors within the island of Ireland, including key infrastructure to facilitate...
16 FEBRUARY 2024
Following the success of the first edition in Tudela, the II Ebro Hydrogen Corridor Forum will be held in Tarragona, 22th of February, bringing together the main players in the sector to advance in the consolidation of renewable hydrogen as a key vector in the energy transition. A collaborative space for a decarbonised future The Ebro Hydrogen Corridor, a pioneering initiative linking Aragon, Navarre, the Basque...
16 FEBRUARY 2024
The IMAGHyNE project brings together more than 40 French and European partners in 6 different countries (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Switzerland). The 6-year project (2024-2029) has a budget of €200 million and a total grant of €20 million from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership. IMAGHyNE (Investments to Maximise the Ambition for Green Hydrogen iN Europe), coordinated by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Région, is the only European...
12 FEBRUARY 2024
The Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region is taking part in an H2V session at Hyvolution 2024 (Paris). It presented its involvement in hydrogen valleys, from which it presented the IMAGHyNE project, of which we are a partner. Find out more information here
01 FEBRUARY 2024
The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is launching a new hydrogen research call for proposals today, 17 January 2024. A total of € 113.5 million will be made available through Horizon Europe for projects to cover R&I activities across the whole hydrogen value chain. Additional € 60 million (from the RePowerEU plan budget) will be used to support different activities (including topping-up of related call topics and...
19 JANUARY 2024
NAHV partners at Transcontinental Hydrogen Valley Roundtable in Davos. Stephen Taylor, Strategic Coordinator of the NAHV, and representatives of two NAHV’s partners: Ana Mareschi Danieli, Group Executive and Board Member of DANIELI & C SPA, and Aleksander Gerbec, Founder & CEO, Ecubes, took part at the Transcontinental Hydrogen Valley Roundtable in Davos on 18th January 2024. Collaborating for the Future: Educating and Innovating to De-risk Large-Scale...
08 JANUARY 2024
As every year, the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will present the Info Day for the 2024 call. This year 2024 will be held on 26 January. The Info Day will be a face-to-face event with the possibility to participate online. Please note that capacity is limited. Register now and reserve your place. By participating on-site you will have the possibility to present your project idea or service...
19 DECEMBER 2023
Connect with more than 100 industry and technology leaders to discuss hydrogen investment and financing. DAY 1 - 21 February 2024 CASE STUDY 08:40AM - 09:05AM Integrating Regional Hydrogen Markets, Opportunities and Barriers Frank Wouters SVP Energy Transition, Reliance Industries What is the potential for hydrogen trade between Europe and its southern neighbours? What...
11 DECEMBER 2023
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a comprehensive report titled ‘Water for hydrogen production’, co-authored by Bluerisk. This report provides an in-depth analysis of water withdrawal and consumption intensities across various hydrogen production pathways, highlighting greenhydrogen as the most water-efficient clean hydrogen production technology. The findings are based on extensive interviews with industry experts and thorough literature reviews. The report also...
11 DECEMBER 2023
The Programme Review Report is looking at the activities and results of the Clean Hydrogen JU and how they align with the strategy and objectives set out in its founding Regulation and further elaborated in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. The purpose of the periodic Programme Review is to ensure that the Clean Hydrogen JU Programme is aligned with the strategy and objectives set out...
01 DECEMBER 2023
This sixth edition of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership Awards was presented in Brussels on Wednesday, 22 November 2023, celebrates how European research and innovation continue to drive the clean energy revolution further and higher.   Best Innovation Award: emission-free aviation goes to HEAVEN The winner, HEAVEN, represents the first application of liquid hydrogen storage technology in aviation. The innovation was integrated with a hydrogen-electric fuel cell propulsion...
21 NOVEMBER 2023
Join the International Conference "Hydrogen Corridors in Europe", which will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 9.30 a.m., in the Conference Center of the Legnica Special Economic Zone. The common goal of this event is to seek answers to the key question: how to prepare companies for this revolution and what does it really mean for entrepreneurs, local governments and the world of...
15 NOVEMBER 2023
Join the Hydrogen Valleys at European Hydrogen Week 2023 in Brussels. The Hydrogen Valleys will be represented by several of its members at European Hydrogen Week 2023 in Brussels from November 20-23, which is organized by the European Commission, the industry association Hydrogen Europe, and the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, the European Union's public-private partnership. More than 4,000 attendees will gather at Brussels Expo, Belgium's largest...
10 NOVEMBER 2023
European Hydrogen Valleys at EU Hydrogen Research Days 2023. In 2023, the EU Hydrogen Research Days, integrated in the Hydrogen Week, will take place fully ONLINE on the 15 and 16 November. During the EU Hydrogen Research Days, there will be a session dedicated to the European Hydrogen Valleys, where projects in which the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation participates with a different role will be...
10 OCTOBER 2023
The long trajectory in the research and development of hydrogen technologies and the commitment of the Aragonese Executive to maintain and promote the lines of work have been protagonists this morning of the European Week of Regions in Brussels. The Director General of Industrial Promotion and Innovation of the Government of Aragon, Mar Paños, has intervened in this conference, showing her support to the...
26 SEPTEMBER 2023
The long-awaited start of the North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley (NAHV) is here at last. The first transnational initiative of this kind under the Horizon Europe programme, supported by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, is being launched in Portorož-Portorose, Slovenia. More than 100 delegates representing 37 project partners from three countries, Croatia, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region in Italy, and Slovenia, will gather there for...
13 JUNE 2023
he Kings of Spain and the Netherlands present the green hydrogen corridor between Algeciras and Rotterdam. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will visit the autonomous communities of Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha and Andalusia on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June in the morning. His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain will be present at some of the events on the programme. Mr Willem-Alexander will...
01 JUNE 2023
HELSINKI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BalticSeaH2 builds the first significant, cross-border hydrogen valley in Europe. The goal is to create an integrated hydrogen economy around the Baltic Sea to enable self-sufficiency of energy and minimise carbon emissions from different industries. The project includes 40 partners from nine Baltic Sea area countries. Combining local areas into a broader valley supports creating an integrated, interregional hydrogen economy,...
01 MARCH 2023
The Commission and key stakeholders signed a joint declaration highlighting the crucial role of sustained efforts in renewable hydrogen research and innovation. Through this declaration, the Commission together with the European hydrogen industry, scientific community, and European regions, commit to stepping up and accelerating joint actions in research, development, demonstration, and deployment of Hydrogen Valleys. In line with the EU Hydrogen Strategy and contributing to the 
05 NOVEMBER 2022
The Agri-Food City of Tudela, in Navarra, has been the scene of the first forum of the Ebro Hydrogen Corridor. An event in which 43 projects belonging to Aragon, Basque Country, Navarra and Catalonia and representing the entire value chain have been presented. The event has also had institutional representation with the presence of the President of Navarra, Maria Chivite; the Minister of Economic...
06 JULY 2022
Five potential hydrogen supply corridors are published by European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB)  To deliver the accelerated 2030 hydrogen demand & supply targets set by the REPowerEU plan, five large-scale pipeline corridors are envisaged. These corridors will play a key role as cost-efficient solution to transport large volumes of low-cost hydrogen supply to demand centres. The five corridors span across both domestic and import supply...
04 APRIL 2022
Aragon has been the setting chosen to present the Ebro Hydrogen Corridor, a project that seeks to boost inter-territorial connection and serve as a link between the major regional initiatives around renewable hydrogen that are already underway in northeastern Spain. This new ecosystem is set to play a leading role in decarbonising the surrounding industry while improving its competitiveness and attracting new investment. The project...
23 JUNE 2021
GetHyGA initiative aims to bring together a large number of projects to be developed in the region related to hydrogen from the energy, economic, industrial and development points of view. The Vice-president and Minister of Industry, Competitiveness and Business Development of the Government of Aragon, Arturo Aliaga, defines the initiative “GetHyGA as a tool to continue consolidating a hydrogen energy and technology...

19 FEBRUARY 2024

Loganair, the Scottish airline based at Glasgow Airport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions with the ambition to have the first operational hydrogen-electric Britten-Norman Islander flying in Kirkwall by 2027.

In December 2020 the Scottish Government’s Update to the Climate Change Plan set the ambition for Scotland’s scheduled internal passenger flights to be decarbonised by 2040.

11 JANUARY 2024

ScottishPower (Iberdrola) has signed an agreement with ZeroAvia to work together to develop low carbon hydrogen supply to key airport locations to support decarbonisation of the aviation sector. As well as exploring airport hydrogen supply models and financing, the companies will also explore clean power requirements and hydrogen production infrastructure for potential future ZeroAvia sites within ScottishPower’s distribution network areas across Scotland, North West England and North Wales. 

03 NOVEMBER 2022

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership 2022 Awards were announced during European Hydrogen Week in Brussels. These Awards celebrate projects that have achieved excellence in clean hydrogen technologies research and innovation. The result for the European H2 Valley 2022 Award was a triple valley success. The three winning valleys are HEAVENN in the Netherlands, Basque Hydrogen Corridor in Spain (BH2C), and eFarm in Germany.

21 JUNE 2022

The Scot2Ger study, led by industry and supported by the public sector, has found that Scotland is perfectly placed to become an exporter of green hydrogen to a ready-made market in Germany. This collaborative study of Scottish production and export potential shows that Scotland can answer the call of the growing German market for clean, green hydrogen as early as 2025. It concludes that Scotland’s renewable energy and hydrogen capabilities could supply globally significant demand as Germany fast-tracks the switch from fossil fuels.

04 APRIL 2022

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released today. The report finds that 2010-2019 average annual global greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history, but the rate of growth has slowed.

“It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F),” said IPCC Working Group III Co-Chair Professor Jim Skea. “Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, it will be impossible.”

The Working Group III report on Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.

04 APRIL 2022

SHFCA member SSE Renewables has today released details for 2000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen production at their existing Gordonbush Wind Farm, near Brora in the Highlands of Scotland. The proposed development consists of a green hydrogen production facility and a battery storage system which will be located within the existing infrastructure of their 110MW Gordonbush Wind Farm. During peak production it is anticipated that approximately 8 tonnes of green hydrogen would be produced per day.

12 OCTOBER 2021

The Flotta Hydrogen Hub is a new £multi-billion project proposal to create a green hydrogen hub on the island of Flotta in Orkney, powered by offshore wind projects in the seas to the west of Orkney. This green hydrogen from offshore wind could be exported to Europe or other destinations, blended into the UK gas grid at St Fergus, and drive forward an international maritime green hydrogen refuelling hub. This significant inward investment would utilise a repurposed area of the Flotta Terminal to offer new employment opportunities for existing workers, with 25+ years of operation and a maritime low carbon refuelling port ensuring that Orkney remains at the heart of the UK's evolving energy revolution.

03 JUNE 2021

23 governments responsible for over 90% of global public investment in clean energy innovation have committed to greater action to make clean energy affordable, attractive and accessible to all this decade. The Clean Hydrogen Mission, a new initiative by the Mission Innovation coalition, will unleash the global clean hydrogen economy by reducing the costs of clean hydrogen to the end user to 2 dollar per kilogram by 2030 and helping to deliver at least 100 large-scale integrated hydrogen valleys worldwide.

27 MAY 2021

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Orkney this week in pursuit of solutions for tackling climate change and supporting the UK’s green economic recovery. Their Royal Highnesses visited the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) tidal test facility, and met with EMEC’s managing director, Neil Kermode, to hear about the test centre’s role in developing an ocean energy industry and with pioneering green hydrogen deployments including the FCH JU supported BIG HIT project.

The royal couple visited Kirkwall harbour to see EMEC’s hydrogen fuel cell, supplied by SHFCA member Proton Motor of Germany, which is designed to provide up to 75kW of clean power to vessels berthed at Kirkwall Pier. This fuel cell using green hydrogen allows ship engines to be switched off when in harbour, reducing noise and air pollution as well as achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions.

24 MAY 2021

The Scottish Port of Cromarty Firth has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norwegian firm Gen2 Energy AS to create a commercial pathway to import green hydrogen from Norway into the UK energy market.

The partnership will provide a security of supply for the Cromarty Firth’s own plans for a large scale electrolyser facility, and will guarantee green hydrogen to those who want access to the clean energy by mid-2023, so they have the confidence to make concrete plans to begin switching their infrastructure. The MoU is a massive boost in the bid to establish a green hydrogen hub in the Cromarty Firth, adding a new international angle to its aim to produce, store and supply hydrogen to the Highland region, other parts of Scotland, the UK and Europe.

05 MARCH 2021

SHFCA member Port of Cromarty Firth (POCF) has launched a bold new programme to build a Highlands green hydrogen economy. This multi-partner plan involves the Port of Cromarty Firth together with SHFCA members ScottishPower and Pale Blue Dot, as well as other partners including Scotch whisky producers Glenmorangie, Whyte and Mackay and Diageo.

This new green hydrogen hub in the Highlands will see Scotland leading the way for the integration and deployment of hydrogen technology and decarbonisation of local industry. The North of Scotland Hydrogen Programme aims to develop a state-of-the-art hub in the Cromarty Firth to produce, store and distribute hydrogen to the region, Scotland, other parts of the UK and Europe.

19 FEBRUARY 2021

Skills and safety are often mentioned as mission critical for the development of a hydrogen economy, and Orkney is again ahead of the curve. The very first cohort of seafarers to be trained to work on hydrogen powered vessels have now been put through their paces on a new course in Orkney, a key milestone of the HyDIME project.

This new course, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, was developed and delivered in Orkney by Orkney College UHI’s Maritime Studies department in collaboration with Orkney Ferries and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

10 FEBRUARY 2021

The new GREEN HYSLAND project was officially launched last week. This will help to restart economic growth and bring new skilled jobs to Majorca, building on lessons learned from previous FCH JU projects including BIG HIT in Orkney and HEAVENN in the Northern Netherlands. The project consortium, led by Enagás, features 30 public and private partners from 9 EU countries as well as Chile and Morocco, including several partners from the BIG HIT project in Orkney.

22 JANUARY 2021

Eneus Energy has gained planning consent for its proposed green hydrogen/ammonia plant in Orkney, Scotland, putting the company on track to deliver the first commercial plant of its kind in the UK. The development, along with the proposed wind turbines extension at Hammars Hill, was approved by the Orkney Council Planning Committee at a meeting on 20th January 2021. This expansion of the existing wind farm together with the ammonia plant is an innovative example of a local ‘Power-to-X’ transformational project required to help establish a green hydrogen economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and deliver net zero.

20 JANUARY 2021

The Orkney Islands are creating the UK's first operationally-based, low-carbon aviation test centre at HIAL’s Kirkwall Airport in the Orkney Islands. Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) has embarked on a £3.7 million project to develop a sustainable aviation programme that could transform short flight travel between remote communities. Different types of low-carbon aircraft, including hydrogen fuel cell aircraft, will be tested to identify the next generation of air services as well as the operational airport infrastructure necessary to support sustainable aviation. Addressing the challenge to improve UK regional air connectivity and helping to decarbonise the Highlands and Islands region, the innovative project will stimulate job creation and use local renewable energy, supporting Orkney’s net zero ambitions.

08 JANUARY 2021

Producers in one of Scotland’s most iconic industries will be playing their part in reducing carbon emissions, with 17 distilleries across the UK today receiving the first phase of £10 million government funding to go green. Eleven distilleries across Scotland, including Highland Park and the Orkney Distillery in Kirkwall, will be able to kick-start green innovations thanks to the government backing, helping them harness energy sources such as low-carbon hydrogen to power their operations. These 17 Green Distilleries feasibility studies were selected from a very large number of applications. 10 of the studies involve hydrogen, Slanj!

16 DECEMBER 2020

The Scottish Government has today published a Roadmap to world-leading climate change targets, with more than 100 new policies and proposals to support Scotland’s green recovery and help deliver a just transition to Net Zero. The Climate Change Plan 2018 – 2032 has been updated to reflect the world’s most ambitious framework of climate targets. This update will build on the outputs of the Hydrogen Assessment project, with the publication of a Hydrogen Policy statement this month, and then a Hydrogen Action Plan in 2021. The potential scale of the economic opportunity for Scotland from the production of hydrogen has been calculated, and gross impacts by 2045 across three scenarios modelled range from 70,000 to over 300,000 jobs protected or created and GVA impacts of between £5 billion and £25 billion.

24 SEPTEMBER 2020

The new Hydrogen Territories Platform was launched on 23 September 2020. The HTP will help to identify local replication opportunities for the development, deployment, and exploitation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for integrated local energy systems.

This Hydrogen Territories Platform (HTP) was developed within the FCH-JU funded BIG HIT project to support replication of the local energy systems model. The HTP will provide information and modelling tools to support and inform the wider development and replication of this model to other islands and isolated territories. The new HTP website is now live: http://h2territory.eu/

08 JULY 2020

The European Commission has released their plans for the integrated energy system of the future with clean hydrogen. This new approach to Powering a Climate-neutral Economy sets out an integrated energy system using hydrogen to support the decarbonisation of industry, transport, power generation and buildings across Europe. The international dimension is an integral part of the EU approach.

Clean hydrogen offers new opportunities for re-designing Europe’s energy partnerships with both neighbouring countries and regions, together with its international, regional and bilateral partners, advancing supply diversification and helping design stable and secure supply chains. The EU Hydrogen Strategy addresses how to transform this potential into reality, through investments, regulation, market creation and research and innovation.

06 JUNE 2020

The steady rise of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continues unabated. 0n 4th June 2020 scientists from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced that the seasonal peak has reached 417 parts per million CO2. The atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory reached a seasonal peak of 417.1 parts per million in May 2020, the highest monthly reading ever recorded and are now at levels not experienced by the Earth’s atmosphere in several million years.