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Dutch Government Reserves 4.4 M Euros for Hydrogen Neighborhood

By November 27, 2020 2   min read  (318 words)

November 27, 2020 |

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The Dutch government reserves 4.4 M euros for the Hoogeveen Waterstofwijk (Hydrogen neighbourhood) project to replace natural gas with green hydrogen in the Erflanden (the neighbourhood).

This project is linked to the European project HEAVENN, making it one of the building blocks for Hydrogen Valley.

The Northern Netherlands has received European recognition and is now regarded as the leading Hydrogen Valley in Europe: a fully-fledged ecosystem of green hydrogen, from production, transport to use.

New Energy Coalition is lead partner of HEAVENN and warmly welcomes this project and the national support in Hoogeveen!

Hydrogen Valley

The Northern Netherlands is the first region to receive a subsidy for their so-called Hydrogen Valley. The North Netherlands’ subsidy application for a Hydrogen Valley has been approved by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) of the European Commission. It concerns a subsidy of 20 million euros with a public-private cofinancing of 70 million euros. This brings the total project size to around 90 million euros. This subsidy is intended for the development of a fully functioning green hydrogen chain in the Northern Netherlands. The six-year project – called HEAVENN – will start in January 2020 at the latest.

New Energy Coalition and Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland (SNN) are the driving forces behind the application, which has been supported by more than 65 national and international parties from California to Japan and New Zealand. The HEAVENN project is unique in that it covers and connects the entire hydrogen chain within a geographical region. HEAVENN stands for H2 Energy Applications (in) Valley Environments (for) Northern Netherlands and consists of 31 public and private parties from 6 European countries.

Green Hydrogen Value Chain: from production to filling stations

The projects supported focus on sectoral integration: the large-scale production of green hydrogen as a raw material for industry, the storage, transport and distribution of hydrogen and its application for energy supply for both industry and the built environment and in mobility.

Source: New Energy Coalition

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