Bratislava, 9 September 2021 – Slovak TSO EUSTREAM has joined the international industry partnership for the production and supply of green hydrogen "H2EU+Store". Hydrogen from sun and wind will be produced in Ukraine, transported via EUSTREAM’s network to Austria and Germany and stored for seasonal demand in Central Europe in the future.
In order to accelerate and ramp up the production of green hydrogen for Europe, which is vital for a climate-neutral future European energy supply, the international industry partnership consisting of Bayerngas GmbH, bayernets GmbH, Eco-Optima LLC, Open Grid Europe GmbH and RAG Austria AG has designed the "H2EU+Store" project. By signing the Letter of Intent, EUSTREAM has now become another participant.
The initiative focuses on the complete supply chain of clean hydrogen including hydrogen production in Ukraine and transport via EUSTREAM’s network to Austria and Germany. “H2EU+Store" will on the one hand create the necessary capacities for renewable electricity and hydrogen production in Ukraine and on the other hand the expansion of storage volumes in Austria and Germany, accompanied by adaptations in the area of gas transport to Central Europe.
“A unique geographical location and multi-line transmission system enables Slovakia and EUSTREAM to become an important hydrogen entry gate serving multiple European key markets. Among other initiatives, we plan to dedicate one of the main lines of our transmission network only for transport of 100% hydrogen,” said Director General of EUSTREAM Rastislav Ňukovič.
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RAG Austria AG
Open Grid Europe GmbH