The H2 cross border initiative will model the entire value chain – from production and storage to cross-border transportation to consumers.
In order to promote the hydrogen ramp-up in Europe, the energy partnership of bayernets GmbH, Bayerngas GmbH and RAG Austria AG has been formed. As part of a project, the necessary framework conditions and processes for the entire value chain are being established across borders and implemented in real terms for the first time. The declared goal is to establish a high-performance hydrogen supply chain via Austria to Bavaria and thus create the prerequisites for the path to the future with hydrogen.
To achieve climate targets or due to the current geopolitical situation: hydrogen is a key to a robust, sustainable and future-oriented energy supply and a crucial component for the future climate-neutral energy mix. This is the only way the generational energy transition project can succeed.
More and more industrial companies, especially in the energy-intensive sector, are gradually switching to versatile hydrogen. This can drastically reduce CO2 emissions and reduce dependence on imports. It is now essential to establish a high-performance hydrogen supply chain and drive the hydrogen ramp-up across Europe. International, cross-sector energy partnerships, such as the "H2 cross border" project by RAG Austria, bayernets and Bayerngas, make an important contribution to this. "What matters now is speed and know-how. The aim of the project is to present an initial hydrogen use across borders, so that there will subsequently be sufficient green energy available for electricity, heat, industry and mobility throughout the year," emphasizes Markus Mitteregger, CEO of RAG Austria AG. Dr. Matthias Jenn, Managing Director of bayernets GmbH, adds: "The "H2 cross border" project shows how hydrogen production and consumption can be networked. In this way, we want to make a significant contribution to the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy in Bavaria."