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Coalition for ‘Green’ Hydrogen

By District Energy posted 11-18-2020 06:50




Hydrogen, the fuel of the future that the European Commission is employing to meet its decarbonization targets, has brought Greece’s biggest industrial corporations closer, as they prepare to jointly bid for one of the four projects Brussels will subsidize in the context of the Hydrogen Europe program.

This is the White Dragon project that provides for investments of 2.5 billion euros in electrolytic hydrogen production by means of solar energy from photovoltaic parks with a capacity of 1.5 gigawatts to be installed in Western Macedonia in the context of decarbonization.

The Regional Authority of Western Macedonia is coordinating the project and its members are Public Gas Corporation (DEPA), gas grid operator DESFA, Hellenic Petroleum, Motor Oil, Mytilineos, Terna, Polish company Solaris the Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research and the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH).

The hydrogen produced will be used for district heating, fuel to be exported via the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, and as fuel for large vehicles such as lorries, buses etc.

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