HYDROGEN POLICY: Italy’s Emilia Romagna council launches renewable hydrogen tender

Jake Stones


LONDON(ICIS)–On 16 January the council of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region announced the launch of a tender for renewable hydrogen projects that would be developed on abandoned industry areas, offering support for production, storage and power generation.

The tendering process aims to promote decentralised hydrogen production, with the offtake targeted for use in industry and transport. The tender is open to companies of any size, with the potential to participant individually or jointly, with a limit of five companies.

All projects submitting for the tender must be located on an abandoned industrial area and aim to produce renewable hydrogen.

The maximum subsidy granted per project proposal cannot exceed €19.5m, but the allocation of funding can include use of the monies for storage, provided storage costs do not exceed 50% of total project costs, and for power generation so long as the generation is within 10km of the project and accounts for over 20% of the renewable hydrogen project’s capacity.

Projects can be in the range of 1-10MW, and would need to be completed by 30 June 2026 if successful.

Total energy use per tonne of hydrogen cannot exceed 56MWh.


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