- Publication date
- 30 September 2023
- Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
The ‘Study on hydrogen in ports and industrial coastal areas’ comprises several phases in a series of three reports that will all be released by the end of 2023.
In parallel, the organisation of multiple European Hydrogen Ports Network events all along the duration of this study creates impetus for the main European representatives of the port ecosystem to come together, exchange, connect and take a long-term perspective on hydrogen take-up in European ports.
These activities aim to enable the creation of a 'European Hydrogen Ports Roadmap'.
The first report, released on March 30th 2023, uses a scenario-based approach to provide detailed outlooks of the potential hydrogen demand and supply in European ports and coastal areas in 2030, 2040 and 2050, along with the required hydrogen value chain infrastructure and a no-regrets investment roadmap. It also provides an overview of the various possible roles that a port could fulfil in Europe's future hydrogen economy.
The second report, released on September 20th 2023, aims to inform relevant port related stakeholders (including policymakers) on the required non-technical (policy, regulatory, governance, strategic, etc.) enablers, areas of priority for research and innovation projects and required safety regulations, codes, and standards for the timely development of hydrogen related activities and infrastructures in EU port ecosystems.
The third report, expected to be released in November 2023, will examine several case studies highlighting the techno-economic feasibility of developing a range of hydrogen-related activities and infrastructures in the vicinity of ports.