LIHYP Kick-off meeting, 21-22 Otctober in Groningen.

Groningen, 22nd of June 2023. On Wednesday June 21st and Thursday June 22nd, the project partners from the North Sea region meet in Groningen for the kick-off: The project LIHYP – Linking Hydrogen Power Potential has officially started. The project is funded by the EU within the framework of the Interreg 6B North Sea programme.

LIHYP brings hydrogen demand-supply and stakeholders together and raises potential for future aligned collaboration. The project initiates opportunities to accelerate market introduction of hydrogen applications, leading to regional hydrogen value chains connected in the North Sea Region. The project will realise different pilots for the use of hydrogen such as hydrogen cargo bikes, hydrogen driven freight train, hydrogen bus station and living labs in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France and Germany. A North Sea Region hydrogen platform marketplace will be held up for linking relevant stakeholders and a solid database for demand, production and supply of hydrogen will be created. Different Roadmaps for business modelling will help entrepreneurs, investors and public authorities to plan hydrogen in the North Sea Region. Together all partners will take first steps for cross-border system integration for hydrogen infrastructures, harmonization and standardization.

Ingrid Klinge, (Lead partner Stichting New Energy Coalition – NL), project coordinator of LiHYP: ‘International collaborations are the only way forward for the energy transition, which has become more urgent than ever before. Aligning willpower, knowledge and practices through the LIHYP project will establish the necessary tools that will effectively contribute to a sustainable, secure and autonomous energy future. European cooperation at its best!’

With our participation in LIHYP, we look forward to contributing to the development of European regional roadmaps towards an established hydrogen market across national borders. From Hydrogen Valley’s side, we will, among other things, map the regulatory barriers for hydrogen for heavy transport. And together with Eurowind, we will jointly look at the possibilities of coupling wind/solar with electrolysis and possible hydrogen filling station (HRS) around Handest Hede.


The project consortium consists of the following companies and institutions:

Belgium: WaterstofNet, Urban Waterway Logistics, P&E Lowlands

Denmark: Hydrogen Valley/Cemtec Fonden, Eurowind Energy

France: Centre de Conseil et d’Innovation en Logistique, Institut du Droit International des Transports, Communautaire Urbaine du Havre

Germany: Oldenburger Energiecluster OLEC e.V., Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Energy Hub Emsland Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Bremer Mineralölhandel GmbH, Bentheimer Eisenbahn, atene KOM GmbH

Netherlands: Stichting New Energy Coalition (Lead Partner), Kiwa Technology B.V., Provincie Drenthe, Groningen Airport Eelde, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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