Denmark to conduct market dialogue on hydrogen infrastructure

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July 5 (Renewables Now) - The Danish Energy Agency, the country’s electricity and gas grid operator Energinet and gas distributor Evida are set to launch in the middle of August a market dialogue on the interest and need for hydrogen infrastructure, according to an announcement on Monday.

The initiative comes while the parties wait for Danish and European regulations regarding hydrogen and will assist in the development of the hydrogen infrastructure in Denmark.

Energinet has started a feasibility study for a hydrogen backbone in Jutland with links to Germany and a future hydrogen storage in Ll. Torup. It is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year. The study will also look into the potential repurposing of existing methane infrastructure for hydrogen storage and transport. The company said the study aligns with the European Hydrogen Backbone presented by 31 European transmission system operators.

Evida, meanwhile, has released a report, titled "Do the energy factories of the future have a sea view?," which examines locations for hydrogen, CO2 capture and Power-to-X projects. According to the company, local hydrogen and CO2 infrastructure can be created in two-three years, while longer regional stretches in four-five years. It also projects large synergies from simultaneously developing and operating distribution networks for methane (natural gas or biogas), hydrogen and CO2.

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