Start of the 2nd period of H2MA project and tasks to accomplish

May 12, 2023

We are happy to announce that the first period of the H2MA project is successfully completed!

We are now entering in the second period of the project that will last from May till December 2023.

Here are the three following steps:

First step:

Various scenarios on green H2 production and supply in the Alpine Space will be developed, to improve transnational intelligence and coordination for green H2 mobility in the participating territories.

ITALCAM (Italian German Chamber of Commerce Munich-Stuttgart) will provide a methodology to guide partners in identifying and ranking the importance of trends and factors (e.g., policy, economic, technical) that drive H2 and renewables roll-out in each territory.

KSSENA (Energy Agency of Savinjska, Saleska and Koroska Region) will compile the data and develop forecasting scenarios (e.g., baseline, pessimistic, optimistic) which will be used by partners to situate tool’s planning and adapt the green H2 mobility routes (e.g., number and locations of stations) according to infrastructure maturity.

Second step:

A ‘H2MA planning tool’ will be developed to cooperatively design transnational green H2 mobility supply and distribution networks across the Alpine space.

RL (Lombardy Region) will fine-tune and deliver the final version of the H2MA tool prototype, to support the design of infrastructure networks of green H2 mobility as well as the optimisation of key nodes location (e.g., stations).

CTM (Metropolitan City of Turin) will deliver organisational guidelines, including tools to facilitate collaborations, on how partners can develop (jointly with stakeholders and experts) the H2MA planning tool in a workshop. Partners with observers and EUSALP (EU Strategy for the Alpine Region) members will convene in Turin to review and discuss it.

Eventually, CMT will analyse participants’ suggestions to deliver recommendations on how to improve and finalise the tool, focusing on how it could integrate all key parameters (e.g., technical, territorial).

Third step:

H2MA knowledge and resources will be integrated into partnership territories’ H2 and mobility strategies.

FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) will provide guidelines on how partners can integrate the infrastructure requirements, scenarios, and tool into territorial H2 strategies and mobility plans (national/regional /local, according to each partners’ policy-influencing capacity).

RL, with input from all partners that implemented changes in H2 strategies and plans, will summarise and outline the impact expected by integrating the H2MA resources in relevant policy documents.

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