AdvancedH2Valley Project receives a €8.9 million grant from the EU to foster the Western France hydrogen transition

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 clean, green, and renewable hydrogen. The Kick-off meeting occurred on 22-23 January 2024 in Nantes, France, with the participation of all consortium’s partners, coordinated by Lhyfe.

With secured funding from the EU – mainly dedicated to the uses and distribution of the hydrogen, AdvancedH2Valley unfolds across strategic locations in Western France. The project aims to introduce up to 11.5MW of new production capacities, in addition to the 1 MW pioneer unit already in operation, and innovative processes, including deploying one of the first hydrogen truck fleet in the country, H2 maritime applications, harbour logistics and hydrogen light commercial vehicles including taxis.

Among its ambitious objectives, the project envisions producing over 1 600 t/y of green and renewable hydrogen by 2028. Aligned with the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, it establishes two new public Hydrogen Refueling Stations in addition to the 5 stations already in operation and a tailored supply chain, contributing significantly to the region’s sustainable energy goals and massification of the uses.

Beyond the environmental impact, AdvancedH2Valley seeks to be a catalyst for positive change, becoming an integral part of the local community, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among neighbouring regions.

The beneficiary members of the consortium are: Lhyfe (France, coordinator), EnR44 (France), Teréga Solutions (France), Hyliko (France), Département de Loire-Atlantique (France), SAS Terminal du Grand Ouest – TGO (France), Fraikin France (France), Zamenhof Exploitation (France), Hype (France), Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain), Université D’Orleans (France), Université Bretagne Sud (France), Warrant Hub Spa (Italy), Automobile Club de l’Ouest (France).

The associated partners are: Région des Pays de la Loire (France), Angers Loire Métropole (France), Région Normandie (France), Conférence des Régions Périphériques Maritimes d’Europe (France).



Join the International Conference «Hydrogen Corridors in Europe»

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 science?

The event will include two panel discussions. The first will deal with European initiatives on hydrogen in transport corridors and the second with national initiatives on hydrogen in road and river transport corridors. A discussion on the financing of hydrogen corridors is also planned.

During the conference, in addition to listening to expert presentations, participants will have the opportunity for one-on-one speed dating to effectively exchange contacts and establish new business relationships. Rotating tables, the so-called «mixer» for entrepreneurs will consist of 6 rounds of 20 minutes each.

Discover the Framework Agenda of the Conference Hydrogen Corridors of Europe.

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Join the Hydrogen Valleys at European Hydrogen Week 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 exhibition center, to witness more than 180 exhibitors and over 200 speakers through two distinct conference streams:

(i) High Level Policy Conference – focusing on global and European hydrogen developments and featuring high-level policy makers, C-level industry representatives and experts from across the hydrogen value chain;

(ii) B2B Forum – where they can find new sources of inspiration, discover new knowledge and experience peer-to-peer exchanges. In total, more than 25 sessions will cover all elements of the hydrogen value chain to delve into all aspects of the sector’s trends, challenges and opportunities, innovation, new technologies, etc.

Among the exhibitors are:
Aragon Hydrogen Foundaiton (Stand: E11 – Hall 11) – representing the H2V projects they are involved in (GREENHYSLAND, HEAVENN and NAHV).
– HEAVENN (Stand: EU Projects Pavilion – L45 – Hall 11)
– H2CRETE VALLEY PROJECT (Stand: EU Projects Pavilion – L45 – Hall 11)

In addition, Session 11 of the High level Policy Conference (23.11.2023, 9am) will address the issue of valleys: As it’s mentioned, «The discussion will engage around topics such as cross collaboration and replication, bankability, and investment options, validate the performance, assess the gaps, and bring lessons learnt as well as the impact on citizens». Check it out!