BalticSeaH2 project moves forward
The project proposal is now entering the Grant Agreement Preparation process with Clean Hydrogen Partnership, with a goal to get the 5-year project started in the summer of 2023.
Energy Valley has joined the Northern European Alliance for Sustainability to work on speeding up hydrogen strategies across Europe, development actions, and establishing the first, large-scale interregional hydrogen valley in Europe.
Read more about the project and consortium here.
The BalticSeaH2 project intends to implement a large-scale, interregional hydrogen valley across country borders in the Baltic Sea region, with a main valley between Finland and Estonia.
The total volume of the proposal is 33 million euros and the estimated EU grant amount is 25 million. Clean Hydrogen Partnership allocates European Commission funding for hydrogen valleys under REPowerEU.
The project consortium consists of 44 partners from nine countries around the Baltic Sea area: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. CLIC Innovation Oy and Gasgrid Finland Oy are co-coordinating the project.
The goal of the project is to create an integrated hydrogen economy in the Southern Finland and Estonian region, which enable the decarbonization of different industry sectors and provide energy security in the entire region and further for central Europe.
The region between Finland and Estonia is an ideal location for developing the first cross-border hydrogen market because of the already existing infrastructure that is shared between the two countries: natural gas pipelines, electricity grid connections, and maritime connections for transportation.