Estonia wants to launch a hydrogen value chain
Estonia will soon kick off its “Hydrogen Valley Estonia” project (“Estonian Hydrogen Valley”), which aims to establish a nationwide hydrogen value chain within six years to accelerate the energy transition and improve energy independence.
Under the motto ‘going from zero to green’, ‘Hydrogen Valley Estonia’ is a joint project between three regions, a university and five of the country’s largest energy and industrial companies.
Currently, the “Hydrogen Valley Estonia” includes about thirty projects under development.
According to a press release issued by the Tartu city government, hydrogen production will first be developed in six of the country’s regions. The hydrogen will be used to power public transport, heavy-duty vehicles, rail, shipping, aviation and other modes of transport. The aim is also to use it for heating in the built environment.
“Hydrogen Valley Estonia aims to be the focal point for the systematic development of the hydrogen economy in Estonia. Without this, Estonia has no prospect of becoming green and energy independent”Petrus Postma, secretary of the steering group, told the Estonian news agency (ERR News).
A strategy and governance for the ‘Hydrogen Valley Estonia’ will be presented in September, together with an application for European funds to become an integral part of a large-scale ‘Hydrogen Valley’ along the North Sea coast and the Baltic.
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