H2 Valley Mid-Norway ble i fjor formelt tatt opp som Hydrogen Valley i EU’s Mission Innovation Hydrogen plattform. Thomas leder Fornybarklyngen Renergy som står bak initiativet, og vil gi en orientering om hvordan de jobber med aktørene for å løsne det første tidlige markedet for hydrogen i et område, som er det en slik Valley i realiteten handler om.
SINTEF, together with the Renewable Energy Cluster (RENERGY), has taken a leading role in achieving mid-Norway’s status as a “hydrogen valley”.
Hydrogen valleys are EU-led initiatives that aim to establish operative hydrogen value chains at a local level through collaboration between various sectors and industries. The hope is that these individual chains will pave the way for a fully realised hydrogen economy as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Hydrogen Valley Mid-Norway covers the region between Tjeldbergodden in the south and Rørvik in the north. It represents a total investment of EUR 150 million to develop a hydrogen value chain that will produce, distribute, use and store 20,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year by 2030. This will enable the region to cut up to 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.