One of the central building blocks for the desired hydrogen ramp-up is the availability of a pan-European transport and storage infrastructure.
While completely new additional infrastructures must first be created for the transport and storage of other energy carriers, large parts of the existing gas infrastructure can be used or repurposed for the use of gaseous hydrogen. By using the existing supraregional gas transmission network for hydrogen transport, considerable time and cost savings can be achieved. Supplemented by new additional hydrogen pipelines and storage facilities, a highly efficient hydrogen network will be created.
The midstream partners of H2EU+Store are ready to transport and store hydrogen. It is already possible to blend small quantities of hydrogen into the gas system. Following a corresponding hydrogen market ramp-up, dedicated hydrogen pipelines can be made available to customers from 2030 onwards.