What is the goal of the investment?
Create 10 hydrogen valleys, or rather, industrial areas whose economy is based partly on hydrogen, in order to promote, at the local level, the production and use of H2 in industry and transports. To keep costs down, brownfield sites already connected to the electrical grid will be used to install, in a first phase, electrolysers for hydrogen production through RES over-generation or dedicated RES production in the area.
- Reduce the gaps in standards of living
The total surface of industrial areas in Italy, in 2011, was approximately 9,000 km2: almost as much as Umbria. Most areas are strategically positioned to help build a more granular hydrogen production and distribution network to nearby SMEs. Instruments and tools for the production of hydrogen thanks to FER (Sources of Renewable Energy) will be installed specifically in brownfield areas which are already connected to the electrical grid. In the first phase, the transport of hydrogen in the local areas will occur by truck and via already existing ducts mixed with methane gas. In the second phase, production plants will be used with a medium capacity between 1.5 and 10 MW each.
Promote the use of hydrogen in industry and local transport.
have a green and renewable source of energy
make use of unused industrial spaces
create jobs both in the companies that work in building restructure and modernization of plants, as well as the activities expected by the hydrogen industry