Hydrogen Energy Applications in Valley Environments for Northern Netherlands (HEAVENN) has received a grant of €20m from EU funding and €70m of public and private co-funding through The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) of the European Commission.
Hydrogen and energy consultancy HyEnergy, along with project partner Enercy B.V., undertook the planning, development, writing and application delivery for the project over a four-month intensive collaboration period and welcomes the applications success.
With the funding, the project aims to explore the unique opportunity of implementing an entire hydrogen value chain in the Northern Netherlands and aims to sign a grant agreement before Christmas (2019).
“We are really very proud of the work we have undertaken to deliver the HEAVENN application. It’s success and quality are founded on the strength of the collaboration with Enercy and the New Energy Coalition” said Ian Williamson, HyEnergy’s CEO.
“I look forward to working with them frequently in the future. Now we stand ready, together with the rest of the region, to deliver on the opportunity this funding gives us to create a sustainable hydrogen ‘green print’ for the future.”
The hydrogen grant is one of the largest that the FCH JU has ever commissioned. The grant enables the development of sectoral integration for green hydrogen, allowing the region to develop in the hydrogen field.
“The partnership we developed with HyEnergy on this project relied on the quality and experience of the people within out organisations,” said Enrique Toncoso, Enercy’s Managing Director.
“This allowed us to develop a project structure which for the first time will integrate hydrogen use in the transport, energy and industry sectors.”