Four leading Finnish companies, Helen Ltd, Neste Corporation, Gasgrid Finland Ltd, and Vantaa Energy Ltd, have started preliminary studies on the development of an industrial hydrogen valley in the Uusimaa region, Finland.
The industrial hydrogen valley would combine infrastructure, storage, and transmission of renewable hydrogen, serving both producers and consumers of hydrogen. The valley would also explore opportunities for sector integration, such as using renewable hydrogen to produce heat for district heating.
The development of an industrial hydrogen valley in Finland is a significant step forward in the country’s transition to a carbon-neutral economy. Hydrogen has the potential to decarbonize a wide range of industries, including transportation, industry, and power generation.
The joint study by the four companies is a good example of the collaboration that is needed to develop a successful hydrogen economy. The companies are working together to assess the feasibility of different hydrogen transmission and storage options, and to identify potential industrial users of hydrogen.
The development of an industrial hydrogen valley in Finland has the potential to create new jobs and investment opportunities and to support the country’s climate goals. It is also an opportunity to develop Finland as a leader in the global hydrogen economy.