BalticSeaH2 project creates a large-scale, cross-border valley around the Baltic Sea. The main valley is between southern Finland and Estonia.
BalticSeaH2 is pioneering the creation of a groundbreaking, cross-border hydrogen valley across Europe. This visionary endeavor aims to establish an integrated hydrogen economy encircling the Baltic Sea, fostering energy self-reliance, and significantly curbing carbon emissions from diverse industries. This collaborative venture involves 40 partners spanning nine countries within the Baltic Sea region. By uniting localities into a wider valley, a truly interconnected, interregional hydrogen economy is being forged, an unprecedented feat on this scale in Europe.
The strategic expanse between Finland and Estonia emerges as an optimal locale for a transnational hydrogen market, leveraging pre-existing infrastructure such as natural gas pipelines, electricity grids, and bustling maritime routes in the Gulf of Finland. Furthermore, the initiative stands to ameliorate emissions from current marine transportation.
The BalticSeaH2 venture entails 25 demonstration and investment scenarios spotlighting diverse sectors of the hydrogen economy, culminating in an aggregate investment exceeding 4 billion euros. Envisioned hydrogen production capabilities will scale up to 100,000 tons annually by project culmination, the resultant hydrogen and its byproducts finding utility or buyers across amalgamated industries.
BalticSeaH2 is poised to cultivate a rapidly expanding clean hydrogen market, catalyzing the hydrogen economy’s advancement across the Baltic Sea region and Europe. This comprehensive initiative enlists a consortium of 40 partners from nine Baltic Sea nations: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Project name: BalticSeaH2
Duration: 01 June 2023 – 31 May 2028
Overall budget: 33 235 406 €
EU funding: 24 998 830 €