Does the Havelland district have the potential to become a ‘hydrogen region’? What roles do the local stakeholders play? To answer these questions, the district commissioned the Reiner Lemoine Institute, Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr (IAV), Consulting4Drive (c4d) and the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) to conduct a feasibility study. The ‘H2VL’ project kicked off with a digital launch event.
‘Hydrogen is becoming increasingly important as a building block of a sustainable energy supply,’ said District Administrator Roger Lewandowski. ‘ In order to establish a functioning hydrogen economy in the Havelland district, it’s important to determine the district’s hydrogen potential and to bring the different stakeholders together. I’m pleased that things are now really getting underway and that we’re collaborating with other project partners to bundle the existing potentials in our district. This approach will allow us to jointly demonstrate perspectives on hydrogen that set a trend in this direction.’
The aim of the H2VL project is to identify the various stakeholders along the entire hydrogen value chain and support them in implementing their projects – from generation to storage and distribution. As part of the project, workshops are being held on site. On Tuesday, the first item on the agenda was the presentation of the institutions involved in this process.
Havelland is one of the winning regions in the second phase of the HyLand competition of the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV). As a HyExpert region, the results of this study can set an example for other regions.
The development of the Havelland district as a hydrogen region within the framework of the National Innovation Program Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP2) is funded by the BMDV. The funding directive is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).
The first workshops on hydrogen demand and generation will take place at the end of September. Stakeholders from Havelland who are interested in implementing local hydrogen projects can register by emailing email@example.com. The H2VL project will run for one year.