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
- 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
Piloting H2 territorial ecosystemOverall 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 ecosystemOT2.2 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 ecosystemsDevelopment 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 ecosystemsSet 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)
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.Download
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.Download
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 regionDownload
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 usesDownload
D.2.1.1_Activity A.2.1 Potential evaluationDownload