Project: HEAVENN (Hydrogen Energy Applications for Valley Environments in Northern Netherlands)
Funder: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU)
Funding: € 20,000,000
Project timeline: 2020 – 2025
HEAVENN is a large-scale programme of demo projects bringing together core elements: production, distribution, storage and local end-use of hydrogen (H2) into a fully-integrated and functioning “H2 valley” (H2V), that can serve as a blueprint for replication across Europe and beyond. The concept is based on the deployment and integration of existing and planned project clusters across six locations in the Northern Netherlands, namely Eemshaven, Delfzijl, Zuidwending, Emmen, Hoogeveen and Groningen.
By bringing together hydrogen production, distribution, storage and local-end use, the goal is to demonstrate how this hydrogen valley could (through the use of green hydrogen across the value chain) reduce carbon emissions as well as potentially benefit businesses along its value chain. The project will also develop replicable business models for wide-scale commercial deployment of H2 across the entire regional energy system.
EMEC will support the replication aspect of the project lead by the Fundacion Hidrogeno de Aragon, drawing on knowledge and expertise gained in previous hydrogen territory projects such as BIG HIT. A collaboration with different European partners will be enable the consortium to exchange knowledge on hydrogen territories and valleys.
The HEAVVENN consortium consists of 31 public and private parties from 6 European countries.
For more information on partners visit the HEAVENN project website.