Industrial policy goals

For this segment, Hydrogen Valleys were asked about the overarching industrial policy goals behind their projects. Please see below a selection of insightful answers from the Hydrogen Valleys themselves.

"Full value chain industrial cluster."
"For the further development of the European and the Austrian energy system, an increased integration and implementation of green hydrogen and other (therefrom generated) hydrocarbons such as methane is necessary for a manifold of both ecological and economic reasons. Austria as key energy storage region, as hub for energy transport and as important location for renewable energy sources is perfectly suited to realize the Austrian energy model region WIVA P&G, which illustrates the conversion of the Austrian energy system to green hydrogen. Sectorally integrated projects using green electricity will boost the transition
towards a sustainable energy system. WIVA P&G subsumes the experiences of more than 30 completed and ongoing projects and is going to implement 25 sub-projects within the energy model region. The founded research association WIVA P&G coordinates and implements the model region with the structure of an Austria-wide and therefore transregional, thematically focused and internationally visible cluster project. It has a multidisciplinary innovation structure, demonstrates and tests intelligent system solutions in practice, and provides applicable systems for users. There is no geographical restriction within Austria, so that WIVA P&G has a significant international visibility with its outstanding research projects."
"Transform the national economy and export green hydrogen as next generation fuel."
"Scale-up of numbers of FCVs, scale-up of hydrogen charging station and scale-up of energy storage and gas to power systems."
"Development of hydrogen production, storage and transportation, hydrogen fuel cell stacks, systems and core components, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen refueling station technologies."
"Demonstrate the high performance of PEM technology, develop a clean transportation sector by supplying hydrogen to HRS, decarbonise the production of hydrogen in the industrial sector and demonstrate the potential of hydrogen as a storage solution to maximize the use of renewables."
"H2 HDV trucks deployment, infrastructure deployment, production of H2 and decarbonisation of the transport sector."
"Scale-up of entire green hydrogen value chain – RES, electrolyser technology, LOHC technology and end-use technology as well as decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors (steel, chemicals, refineries)."
"Pipeline interconnection of large hydrogen hubs in ports in NL/BE, scale-up of electrolyser technology, use of green hydrogen in industry and scale-up of heavy duty mobility (infrastructure & vehicles)."
"Scale-up of electrolyser technology, RES-H2 large-scale integration with smart systems, scaling-up LOHC, decarbonisation of gas networks through blending, clean steel at scale, E-fuels at pilot scale, hydrogen in mobility, deployment of renewable gas GOs and valorisation of by-product hydrogen."
Supporting local economic champions of tomorrow such as electrolysers and fuel cells.
Initiating the green H2 mobility and the decarbonation of H2 production
"Make better use of renewable energy capacities by connecting the energy sector with the mobility sector (and in parts also the heat sector) and thus start the urgently required decarbonisation process. Create extended regional added value by using regionally produced renewable energy and thus creating acceptance for renewable energy applications."
"Development of know-how in the field of hydrogen, strengthening and establishing companies in the field of hydrogen, creation of infrastructure, creation of local and integrated hydrogen generation concepts as well as push for marketable fuel cell technology."
"H2-Masterplan: scale-up of electrolyser capacity till 50 MW and scale-up of public bus fleets, light and heavy duty vehicles and car fleets."
"Scale-up of electrolyser technology and reaching climate goals."
"Scale-up of AEM (anion exchange membrane) electrolyser technology."
"Build an integrated model of H2 production from RES supply to transport, heat and power applications."
"Increase of hydrogen production capacity and decarbonisation of "hard to reach" industries and large emitters of GHGs."
"Job creation, new industrial and services development (e.g. electrolyser production) and attraction of new investments."
"Scale-up of electrolyser technology, large-scale integration of RES and H2 with smart systems and decarbonisation of gas networks through blending."
"Utilising green hydrogen as an energy storage resource to support the integration of renewable energy."
"Proof of viability of hydrogen trucks, leading towards scale-up of production and deployment."
H2 and e-fuel production demonstration and scale-up, H2 equipment and H2 user products and vehicle development
The overarching industrial policy goals for our H2 Valley are as follows:

developing and making the supply of green hydrogen available;
developing the necessary infrastructure;
promoting the use of hydrogen through collaboration with different sectors;
facilitating current initiatives and projects.
The Flemish hydrogen ports valley consortium aims to facilitate synergies between the hydrogen initiatives of locally-housed industrial players, off-takers in road transport and shipping, and the roll-out of hydrogen infrastructure.
Scale-up of electrolyzer technology and availability, carbon-free processes and products, new hydrogen transport modalities, hydrogen as renewable energy storage