Use Cases

Under BalticSeaH2 project, there are over 20 concrete use cases under preparation. These use cases aim to pilot the joint operation and seamless integration of different parts of hydrogen value chain in transnational operating environment. The value chain of hydrogen is well presented – there are use cases which will produce large quantities of hydrogen, others that store and distribute the gas, cases which use the hydrogen in production of derivatives, and ones that will be the end-user for hydrogen or products derived.

In numbers, BalticSeaH2 use cases have a potential to produce more than 130 000 tons of hydrogen annually. The consumption will be even more, over 200 000 tons per year, which encourages to increase the production and attracts other producers to join the valley. The annual production of derivatives will exceed 600 000 tons, which concretises the significant impact achieved with the ues cases only. The derivatives will be used for example as marine bunker to provide carbon neutral maritime transport, as a fertilizer to reduce the dependency on fossil feedstock, or as olefins to provide a sustainable and carbon neutral way to produce plastics and other long lifetime products. As the hydrogen molecule is versatile and acts as a basic building block for countless chemical compounds, the possibilities in utilising the molecule and its derivatives are limitless.

The use cases in BalticSeaH2 can easily cross the limit of industrial scale. The potential investment capital for the projects performed inside this hydrogen valley can exceed 4 billion Euros and can create thousands of new jobs across the value chain of hydrogen. And when the pilot plants are scaled up and new stakeholders join the valley, BalticSeaH2 can advance transnational industrial revolution of hydrogen economy in the Baltic Sea region.

The use cases will pilot new technologies and study the integration of interfaces in the environment of an already functional economy. With the experiences gained during the piloting phases, the ramp-up of larger scale projects and solutions will be easier and more efficient. This enables quick transition to fully functional cross-border hydrogen economy and brings Europe closer to its sustainability and carbon neutrality goals.