FME HYDROGENi – Norwegian research and innovation centre for hydrogen and ammonia
HYDROGENi will spearhead research and innovations needed to fulfil the 2030 and 2050 visions of the Norwegian hydrogen roadmap. This extends to a future energy system incorporating the production of hydrogen (H2) from renewables and from natural gas with CCS, and the transport, storage and distribution of H2 in gaseous and liquid form and as ammonia (NH3) with corresponding end use. This will pave the way for H2 and H2 carriers also in hard-to-abate sectors.
There are four research areas in HYDROGENi: RA1: Cost-efficient and scalable production; RA2. Transport and storage; RA3: End-use technologies; RA4: Safety and material integrity. An Integrating Activity will comprise value chain- and sustainability assessments and industry-relevant user cases to bridge research and innovation with applications.
The HYDROGENi consortium consists of SINTEF Energy (coordinator), IFE, SINTEF Industry, SINTEF Digital, SINTEF Ocean, NTNU, University of Oslo, University of South-Eastern Norway and The Artic University of Norway. comprises leaders in their respective fields. The research is carried out in collaboration with a team of 50 leading industry actors that cover the whole H2/NH3 value chain, including major energy companies, industry and power companies, vendors, maritime operators, start-ups and consultancies. 35 PhDs/postdocs will be educated during the project period. The HYDROGENi research is expected to result in at least 50 innovations that will provide the basis for new skilled jobs in sustainable businesses in Norway, enable new and existing industry to exploit the vast potential for increased exports of technology, solutions and energy carriers, and contribute to a robust and flexible Norwegian H2 infrastructure. Furthermore, HYDROGENi will promote societal engagement through clear dissemination, provide open and science-based knowledge as input to policy design for the introduction and use of various H2 technologies, and raise public awareness to the role of H2 in the green energy transition.
IFE is strongly involved in research activities along the whole HYDROGENi value-chain, including leading RA3 and two work packages in RA1 and RA2, respectively and co-chair of the scientific committee.