H2Rivers

The pilot projects H2Rivers and H2Rhine-Neckar were implemented to demonstrate the value chain of hydrogen from production to final consumption with a focus on mobility applications. Sub-projects form the cornerstone for the transformation of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region towards CO2 neutrality.
LEAD DEVELOPER

Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH

PROJECT PARTNERS

e-Mobil BW GmbH
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport, National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, Projectmanagement Juelich, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Protection, Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg

MAIN LOCATION

Germany

OTHER LOCATIONS

Yes

Project details

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

[T/year]:

700

INVESTMENT VOLUME

[M€]:

96.00
FUNDING
VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with PEM electrolyser
  • Byproduct

H2 STORAGE

  • Cylinder - Compressed H2

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Trucking - Compressed H2

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

  • HRS 700 bar
  • HRS 350 bar
END USES

MOBILITY

  • Cars
  • Buses
  • Trucks

ENERGY

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

Project timeline

CURRENT STATUS:

Under construction

2014

Start of project development

Project finalization

2035


KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Business model/business case development

  • Technological readiness/technological performance (e.g. availability, efficiency, duration/lifetime)

  • Political backing and buy-in

  • Project's governance model

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

  • Applying for public subsidy/grant schemes

  • Securing private investors

  • Securing public financial support (subsidy/grant)

  • Building a financial model

  • Securing customer commitments to de-risk the financial model

N.A.: Not available. This is possible due to two reasons: a) the Hydrogen Valley chose to not publicly display the data or b) the Hydrogen Valley did not answer the specific question in the associated survey.
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