Hysolar participates in project NEW HYTS for developing a regional hydrogen value chain

26 October 2021

To demonstrate and stimulate the transition to green hydrogen regionally, a broad-based consortium in the region of Utrecht has set up the LIFE NEW HYTS (reNEWable green HYdrogen for TranSport) project. This project recently received a four-year grant from the European LIFE program. The total subsidy is about 4.6 million euros.

NEW HYTS covers the whole value chain, from the production and distribution to the use of green hydrogen in road transport. It also connects the ambitions laid down in the ‘Covenant hydrogen in mobility province of Utrecht’. With green hydrogen, NEW HYYS aims to take a step towards emission-free, clean mobility and avoid CO2 emissions.

LIFE NEW HYTS has received funding from the LIFE-Climate Programme of the European Union

Hydrogen in mobility

With hydrogen produced from renewable energy (green hydrogen) the project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles powered by hydrogen are suitable for transport over long distances and have no emissions.

Matching supply and demand

The introduction of ‘electric vehicles on green hydrogen for transport’ is running into an impasse. There is a lack of hydrogen filling stations due to low demand and little investment in hydrogen vehicles due to the lack of hydrogen filling stations. Moreover, investments in the production and distribution system for green hydrogen are still high.

LIFE NEW HYTS aims to establish a local green hydrogen chain, from a solar farm to hydrogen vehicles, by combining expertise, operational capacity and policies. By working together locally and regionally, the partners can link their ambitions towards implementing green hydrogen and assess opportunities for joint procurement. Regional cooperation supports the development and implementation of policy. It helps participating parties accelerate the application of green hydrogen in transport according to the ‘Covenant on Hydrogen in Mobility for the Province of Utrecht’.

Participating partners

In the consortium, the various partners cover the whole value chain:

In addition, ECUB (EnergieCollectief Utrechtse Bedrijven) is involved as a connector, motivator and inspirer. ECUB stimulates knowledge sharing by organising meetings. Almost 100 companies, governments, social organisations and knowledge institutions have signed the ‘Covenant on Hydrogen in Mobility for the Province of Utrecht’ to contribute to the realisation of green mobility in the region.

Innovam, a training institute for the automotive sector in Nieuwegein, will train mechanics working with hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Transfer of knowledge to other European member states

The transfer of knowledge to other EU countries is essential and includes Bruges (Belgium) and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). Next to technological transfer, LIFE NEW HYTS will also address the relationship between local authorities, stakeholders and the commercial sector.

 

LIFE NEW HYTS has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. The Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information in this announcement.