A MultipurposE and Tran sectorial HYdrogen Support for decarbonized alpine Territories
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In view of the current energy crisis, it is now more important than ever to strengthen the development of renewable energies in the Alps. Hydrogen has many advantages to become a key player in the energy transition: easily produced with renewable electricity, it can be used for many purposes, such as mobility, industry or exploitation in tourist areas. AMETHyST aims to support the deployment of local Alpine green hydrogen ecosystems to pave the way for a post-carbon lifestyle in the Alps. The project partners will reinforce the role of public authorities by increasing their capacity, designing support services to roll out green hydrogen solutions and including green hydrogen in local and regional energy strategies and plans.


  • 2021 – 2027
  • Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region
  • SO 2.1 - Promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • AG9 Energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • 11/2022
  • 10/2025
  • 1.948.840 EUR
  • 1.349.280 EUR


AMETHyST supports the deployment of Alpine green H2 ecosystems for a post-carbon future in the Alps. It reinforces the role of public authorities by increasing their capacity, designing support services to roll out green H2 solutions.

AMETHyST increases the capacity of public authorities, designs support services to deploy green H2 solutions, mainly in touristic areas as flagship project for energy transition, and includes green H2 in local and regional energy strategies and plans.

What to expect from AMETHyST:
6 pilot territories in 5 countries are working together to implement the most appropriate solutions and test the ecosystem models.

What AMETHyST will provide:

  • An Alpine H2 package that includes integrated state of art of technologies, market players and policies;
  • Local Alpine green H2 ecosystem model supported by techno-economic analyses and a decision support system;
  • Support services for local authorities and project developers.

An Alpine green H2 package is developed to help public authorities support concrete H2 projects. Based on the results of the pilot projects, a “Local Alpine green hydrogen ecosystem model” identifies and provides the constituent elements of hydrogens territorial approach, combining production, storage, distribution and uses. Policy recommendations to support green H2 development are elaborated and shared with EUSALP and regional policymakers to reinforce the role of public authorities.

Project outputs will be:

  • Piloting H2 territorial ecosystem
  • Development guideline for local Alpine green hydrogen ecosystem
  • Financial evaluation toolkit for Alpine green H2 ecosystems
  • Policy guidelines to implement local Alpine green hydrogen ecosystems


Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • France
  • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
  • Villeurbanne
Cluster Technologies New Energies Renewable Energies Rhône-Alpes
  • France
  • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
  • Grenoble
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Italy
  • Provincia Autonoma di Trento (ITH2)
  • Trento
Autonomous Province of Trento
  • Italy
  • Provincia Autonoma di Trento (ITH2)
  • Trento
Energy Agency South Tyrol - CasaClima
  • Italy
  • Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen (ITH1)
  • Bolzano
Energy Management Agency of Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • Italy
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia (ITH4)
  • Germona del Friuli
Energy and Climate Agency of Podravje
  • Slovenia
  • Vzhodna Slovenija (SI03)
  • Maribor
Standortagentur Tirol GmbH
  • Austria
  • Tirol (AT33)
  • Innsbruck
Civic Foundation Energiewende Oberland
  • Germany
  • Oberbayern (DE21)
  • Penzberg
BlueArk Entremont
  • Switzerland
  • Région lémanique (CH01)
  • Le Chable
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  • Piloting H2 territorial ecosystem

    Overall concept of local Alpine green H2 ecosystems is defined and detailed. For each pilot, an implementation plan design scope, objectives, activities, technical solutions and cost estimation. Focus will be put on green H2 production, storage, services to the grid, distribution and multi uses in tourism areas.

  • Development guideline for local Alpine green hydrogen ecosystem

    OT2.2 provides a step-by-step methodology for designing, experimenting, and assessing green H2 applications in local Alpine green H2 ecosystems. It reviews suitable H2 technologies, techno-economic feasibility and assesses project environmental and social local impact and future potential. OT2.2 is result-based on WP2 pilot testing and enables the upscale in other Alpine ecosystems. Targeted to PAs and H2 project developers. Available in WP1 platform in Alpine languages

  • Financial evaluation toolkit for Alpine green H2 ecosystems

    Development of a toolbox to assess the financial planning of green H2 projects in Alpine territories: a techno-financial model, declined for all the tested end-uses such as transport of persons, snow groomers, production, storage. With the input of site-specific data, the financial sustainability of the projects and the avoided emissions will be easily assessed. Embedded in WP1 platform, guidelines will be actively distributed among municipalities/associations for further use and distribution

  • Policy guidelines to implement local Alpine green hydrogen ecosystems

    Set of policy guidelines, targeted at regional and local authorities and decision makers, aimed at facilitating the inclusion of green hydrogen solutions in energy planning and foster the emergence of local Alpine green H2 ecosystems. The guidelines are disseminated broadly and shared with the local and regional public authorities during the Final Conference (A 3.4)


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  • Amethyst project partners met in Moûtiers (french Alps) on March 7 & 8 for the project kick-off. After a full day of project meeting, project partners participated in a major conference on H2 opportunities to decarbonize mountain territories followed by a study visit to Moûtiers’ H2 refueling station, organized by the two french project partners AURA-EE and Tenerrdis.
  • Here you can read the first edition of the bi-annual newsletter of AMETHyST project, which will inform you on the project development, results and public events.
  • The second edition of the bi-annual newsletter of AMETHyST project is out. You are welcome to read it. You will find a lot of news, events findings, key points and first two results in it.

  • D.1.2.1 _ Activity A.1.2 Mapping of H2 initiatives in the Alpine region
  • D.1.1.1 _ Activity A.1.1 Identification of needs and targets for the deployment of green H2 solutions with a focus on touristic uses
  • D.2.1.1_Activity A.2.1 Potential evaluation
  • You are welcome to read the 3rd version of the AMETHyST Newsletter. You will find a lot of news, events findings, key points and results achieved in it.

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    09 - 10 Apr 2024
    AMETHyST partner meeting in Slovenia
    Project: AMETHyST
    Ljubljana – pixabay
    04 Oct 2023
    “Save the date” The first site visit and exchange opportunity in Innsbruck
    Project: AMETHyST
    AMETHyST PPs are organising a series of best practice visits to local hydrogen initiatives.
    AMETHyST Exchange Programme photo _Innsbruck.pdf
    03 - 04 Oct 2023
    Partner meeting AMETHyST
    Project: AMETHyST
    AURA-EE and Energy Agency South Tyrol – CasaClima are happy to host you in Innsbruck in October 2023
    AMETHyST partner meeting 2

      Project news

      You are welcome to read the 3rd version of the AMETHyST Newsletter!

      You will find a lot of news, events, findings, key points and achieved results in the Newsletter #3.

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      On April 9, 2024, the AMETHyST consortium organised the second exchange programme in Ljubljana.

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      Hydrogen excursion in the Bavarian Oberland: insights into practice

      An excursion in the Oberland region on March 22, 2024.

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      Among the initiatives mentioned also the AMETHyST project at the national event in Italy.

      AMETHyST partner is delighted to share the latest developments regarding their project in the Val de Bagnes, nestled in the Swiss Alps.

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      In a groundbreaking initiative led by the AMETHyST Project Partner from APE FVG, a significant step has been taken towards revolutionizing snow grooming technology. The project, based in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, aims to decarbonize the winter tourism sector.

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      Aura-EE and Tenerrdis hosted an event in Albertville to connect providers with local authorities.

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      You are welcome to read it. You will find a lot of news, events, findings, key points and first 2 results in it.

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      On 4th of October, an event entitled Tyrol - A hydrogen valley took place in Innsbruck, organised by the AMETHyST project. Over 45 participants attended this event, which opened with an expert discussion.

      AMETHyST second project meeting in Innsbruck

      On October 4th, the second project meeting of the AMETHyST project took place in Innsbruck hosted by the Project Partner Standortagentur Tirol GmbH.

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      On July 7, the Center for Sustainable Energy and Funivie Madonna di Campiglio organized a roundtable to discuss with the local stakeholders how to decarbonize the tourism sector in the Alps through hydrogen applications, and to identify the potential for hydrogen development in that area.

      Successful Round Table "Hydrogen in South Tyrol": Experts discuss opportunities and challenges

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      As part of the Interreg Alpine Space funded project AMETHyST, the civic foundation Energiewende Oberland (EWO) gathered numerous different stakeholders in order to debate about the joint Bavarian Oberland hydrogen strategy.

      1st local stakeholder group meeting in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes pilot area

      In the heart of the Tarentaise Valley, in the town of Moûtiers, AURA-EE and Tenerrdis joined forces on May 30th to set up a steering committee of representatives from local authorities of Tarentaise-Vanoise and Arlysere.

      The first edition of the bi-annual newsletter of AMETHyST project

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      AMETHyST Kick-off meeting in Moûtiers (France) on March 8, 2023

      Amethyst project partners met in Moûtiers (french Alps) on March 7 & 8 for the project kick-off.

      Kick-Off Perspectives: Hydrogen in the Alps

      Mountain territories are facing major challenges: transforming tourism activity, maintaining their economic attractiveness, adapting to climate change, securing their resources, developing renewable energies in order to reach carbon neutrality objectives.

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      AMETHyST project on the WSED 2023 conference in Wels in Austria

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