Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valleys Platform

Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valleys Platform

The Hydrogen Valley platform is a joint initiative by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and Mission Innovation.

The Hydrogen Valley platform is a global collaboration platform for all information on large-scale hydrogen flagship projects and aims to facilitate a clean energy transition by promoting the emergence of integrated hydrogen projects along the value chain as well as by raising awareness among policy makers. On this platform, the most advanced Hydrogen Valleys around the globe provide insights into their project development. Explore the world map and discover the profiles of the Hydrogen Valleys represented on the platform or go to the analysis section to find out more about the projects on an aggregate level. If you like to get in touch with a Hydrogen Valley developer directly, the matchmaking section provides you with that possibility.

Background and objectives

The Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valley Platform was developed under the Mission Innovation Innovation Challenge 8 (IC8) “Renewable and Clean Hydrogen”.

As a clear sign of a growing and maturing hydrogen market, “Hydrogen Valleys” have started to emerge all around the world. A “Hydrogen Valley” is a geographical area – a city, a region, an island or an industrial cluster – where several hydrogen applications are combined together into an integrated hydrogen ecosystem that consumes a significant amount of hydrogen, improving the economics behind the project. It should ideally cover the entire hydrogen value chain: production, storage, distribution and final use.

The platform presents comprehensive insights into the most advanced and ambitious Hydrogen Valleys around the globe. Based on extensive collection of primary data from the projects, the platform provides information on technologies deployed, funding details, stakeholder management, barriers and project success factors.

The information includes best practices from the projects, a matchmaking section as well as a compilation of the most useful tools and studies available for project developers, policy makers and industry representatives alike.

It aims to facilitate information sharing on and between Hydrogen Valleys around the world to inform project developers, policy makers and the hydrogen industry alike, thereby advancing the further development of the new hydrogen economy and ultimately the green energy transition.

The Hydrogen Valleys Platform has been prepared for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.