Additional project benefits

For this segment, Hydrogen Valleys were asked to provide additional project benefits going beyond the immediate project tasks. Please see below a selection of insightful answers from the Hydrogen Valleys themselves.

"Synergies within the newborn cluster with growth potential."
"Local supply chains, expanded market for renewables, regional development and Indigenous employment."
"1. Transformation to a largely CO2-neutral structure in the energy sector:
Substitution of fossil gas use in the segments of space heat, process heat and mobility by green gas.
2. Transformation to a largely CO2-neutral structure in the mobility sector by using H2 in fuel cells.
3. Transformation to a largely CO2-neutral structure in the industry sector:
Substitution of oil, coal and gas in industrial processes by green hydrogen.
Substitution of oil derivatives for the production of chemicals and for non-energetic use based on green hydrogen.
4. Positioning and marketing of the model region to create internationally visible reference and use cases."
"Best solar radiation in the world – in the same place as mining industries that have high consumption of energy (electricity and fuel), use of public land, port infrastructure in less than 250 km and three hydrogen implementation projects in mining companies (dual combustion, mid range fuel cell and high capacity load fuel cell)."
"Commercialisation of FCH technologies."
"Contribute to achieve climate objectives of Member States, reduce dependence on fossil energy imports, renewables made in Europe, increase security of energy supply as well as increased flexibility and resilience and strengthen key European industry sectors, create jobs and spill-over effects."
"Interconnection of strong hubs."
"Deployment of large-scale green hydrogen flows from Southern to Northern Europe and paving the way for green hydrogen flows from the north of Africa."
Pioneering the H2 mobility market and helping to improve air quality.
"High potential for creating a regional value chain, know-how creation and thus becoming competitive concerning energy transition challenges, creation of more acceptance for renewable energy projects and the energy transition process overall."
"Investment grants, know-how development, market establishment (first mover), social recognition and publicity."
"Future economic value of the technology and their services, economic leverage for energy producers, energy autarky, regional economic cycles and climate – environment and health actions."
"Reduction of curtailment from wind power."
"Reduction of CO2 emissions for industry and homes across the region, with net zero around 2040 in the cluster as well as additional jobs for the area."
"Security of supply, allows to store renewable electricity for long periods of time, reduces energy dependence by using endogenous sources in its production, reduces GHG emissions and promotes efficiency in energy production and consumption."
"The proposed concept is based on the deployment of green H2 across the entire value chain on an island of sufficient scale, including the deployment of key infrastructure to supply green H2 to multiple FCH end-user applications. The main goal is to showcase the capacity of H2 to decarbonise EU islands, maximizing the integration of RES, while facilitating widespread integration of green H2 into its energy system, potentially becoming the first integrated H2 hub at scale in Southern Europe."
"Opportunity to bring new green jobs to regions as other sectors seek to decarbonise fuels (transport, industry, etc.)."
Business opportunities, jobs, wealth for the region, environmental advantages, industry competitiveness
Some additional project benefits that can be encountered are:
- Making the energy supply more sustainable
- Improving the air quality
- Maintaining the position of the Netherlands as an important energy transit country
In future to decarbonize the world economy, green ammonia has a much bigger potential market than the existing conventional ammonia market.
Within the Flemish hydrogen ports valley international import is combined with local production of green hydrogen to facilitate the decarbonisation of off-takers locally as well as in the hinterland of Belgium and beyond through the European Hydrogen Backbone.
Jobs, taxes, economic revitalization of economically depress coal region, technology development, advances in geologic storage, cleaner air