The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) launched its comprehensive EU-wide database for current and planned low-carbon and renewable hydrogen projects.
The platform is based on open-source data and provides an extensive overview of hydrogen projects along the gas value chain – from production, via transmission, distribution and storage to end-use.
The aim is to present the latest available hydrogen projects in an interactive map that could be used by all stakeholders and policymakers. The EU Hydrogen Strategy and the upcoming European Commission Hydrogen and Gas Market Decarbonisation legislative package focus on hydrogen as an essential energy carrier to support the EU’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
“ENTSOG sees the benefit to provide stakeholders with the best available data on the geographic location of these important projects, in an easily accessible format – I believe the Hydrogen Project Visualisation Platform contributes to that objective,” said Jan Ingwersen, ENTSOG General Director. “It also has the potential to identify where the first hydrogen clusters of production and consumption could emerge and how they can be connected via retrofitted and repurposed pipelines, as well as large-scale integrated hydrogen projects.”