The Roundtable for Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, supported by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, has published its ‘Learnbook on Hydrogen Supply Corridors’ (the Learnbook).
The Learnbook was developed based on the mandate from Roundtable CEOs and provides industry expertise and knowledge on the potential development of the six potential hydrogen import corridors as visualised in the REPowerEU Action Plan.
The REPowerEU Action Plan included an objective to accelerate the development of hydrogen infrastructure for producing, importing, and transporting 20 million tonnes of hydrogen by 2030.
In response, on 29 September the CEOs of the Clean Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Roundtable, representing public and private companies, research institutes, civil society and regional authorities working in the transport and distribution of hydrogen, mandated the preparation of a report on H₂ supply corridors.
The Learnbook focuses on six potential hydrogen supply corridors: South Central (Adriatic in REPower), Iberian, North Sea, Nordic-Baltic, Eastern and South-eastern hydrogen corridor. In addition, it includes a dedicated chapter on Germany as a key arrival and convergence point for all corridors.
The Learnbook was developed to materialise the theoretical, by applying practical industry expertise and knowledge within three key areas:
- identify the potential and specificities of each corridor
- provide a visual representation of each corridor with a list of planned hydrogen transmission, distribution, storage, terminal and production/demand projects
- identify region-specific bottlenecks and provide recommendations to mitigate them. Jean Bergevin said, “The Learnbook provides a very clear and detailed overview of the hydrogen infrastructure-related initiatives in EU. It is a solid basis for further collaboration among stakeholders and for discussions on how to optimally connect hydrogen suppliers and consumers.”
Piotr Kuś commented, “ENTSOG, as a facilitator of the Roundtable, is honored to be involved in the development of the Learnbook along with the many promoters who have contributed their project information and all those involved in the Roundtable. The Learnbook’s value lies in the data and it is clear that substantial progress is already being made through the relatively well-elaborated set of corridors to be commissioned already before 2030.