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Helping ports to kickstart the clean hydrogen economy

Clean Hydrogen Partnership

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership drives hydrogen research & innovation in Europe, aligning with the EU Green Deal. Our Climate and Energy team conducted a strategic study focusing on hydrogen's role in ports and coastal areas, fostering collaboration and offering insights for stakeholders.

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is a unique public-private partnership supporting research & innovation (R&I) activities in hydrogen technologies in Europe. The alliance’s main objective is to contribute to the EU Green Deal and Hydrogen Strategy through optimised funding of R&I activities.

Our Climate and Energy team was engaged in a strategic study for the Clean Hydrogen Partnership that focuses on exploring the role of hydrogen in ports and industrial coastal areas. Part of the study’s objectives is to establish a comprehensive hydrogen network that fosters collaboration and growth among all stakeholders in the hydrogen value chain. This is on the one hand achieved through a series of network events that bring together various individuals and organisations. On the other hand, the results of the study are publicly available and provide a path towards more clarity and the possibility of making well-informed strategic decisions for numerous stakeholders.

The project team achieved this by modelling demand and supply, developing potential business models, and mapping regulatory and technology barriers. Further, the team constructed four concrete case studies, serving as a blueprint for other stakeholders. The study results are published in multiple reports and will also help create impetus for stakeholders to come together and take a long-term perspective on the hydrogen transition.

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Study on hydrogen in ports and industrial coastal areas – Reports

“Up to 42% of total clean hydrogen demand in the EU in 2050 could be located in port areas. Port ecoystems will take up an important role as energy transit hubs facilitating the import and/or local production of hydrogen and its distribution to multiple end-users in the wider port area and hinterland.”

Stijn Vercammen, Senior Manager Climate & Energy at Deloitte

"Accelerating the deployment of hydrogen value chain infrastructure in European ports is a crucial step towards building a clean hydrogen economy."

Mirela Atanasiu, Executive Director ad interim of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership

About Clean Hydrogen Partnership

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is a unique public private partnership supporting research and innovation (R&I) activities in hydrogen technologies in Europe. It aims to strengthen and integrate EU scientific capacity to accelerate the development and improvement of advanced clean hydrogen applications.

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