H2Rivers

LEAD DEVELOPER

Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH

PROJECT PARTNERS

Municipalities in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, Transport network of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region; chemical, mobility, research and development companies

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

MAIN LOCATION

Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar
(
Germany
)

OTHER LOCATIONS

Esslingen (Germany), Heidelberg (Germany), Ludwigshafen (Germany), Mannheim (Germany), Stuttgart (Germany), Waiblingen (Germany), Walldorf (Germany)

H2Rivers

Establishment of hydrogen generation and distribution with a focus on mobility applications. Sub-projects form the cornerstone for the transformation of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region towards CO2 neutrality.

PROJECT DETAILS

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

N.A.

VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with PEM electrolyser
  • SMR

H2 STORAGE

  • Cylinder - Compressed H2

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Trucking - Compressed H2

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

  • HRS 700 bar
  • HRS 350 bar
END USES

MOBILITY

  • Cars
  • Buses
  • Forklifts

ENERGY

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

INVESTMENT VOLUME

[M€]:

52.20
FUNDING

PROJECT TIMELINE

2014

Start of project development

Project finalisation

2035


CURRENT STATUS:

Start of implementation

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Political backing and buy-in

  • Local public acceptance

  • Stakeholder cooperation

  • Project's governance model

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

  • Applying for public subsidy/grant schemes

  • Securing private investors

  • Securing public financial support (subsidy/grant)

  • Preparing documentation for a due diligence process

  • Securing customer commitments to de-risk the financial model

N.A.: Not available. This is possible due to two reasons: a) the Hydrogen Valley chose to not publicly display the data or b) the Hydrogen Valley did not answer the specific question in the associated survey.