Transmission system operator Gasgrid Finland is progressing with its hydrogen transfer infrastructure demonstration project with a €9.5 million grant for project design and potential construction.
It is aiming to construct a pipeline to enable the hydrogen generated at Kemira Oyj’s Joutseno plant to be transported to Ovako’s matra Oy Ab’s steel mill in Imatra along Gasgrid’s hydrogen pipeline.
The project has been granted €9.5 million in RRF energy investment support under the EU’s NextGenerationEU funding instrument.
If it is implemented, the project would be the country’s first step towards national and international markets based on hydrogen enabled by a hydrogen infrastructure.
Gasgrid has revealed that the project will enable the implementation of Finland’s first full hydrogen value chain from electricity through the chemical industry by-product hydrogen to green steel industry end products and will promote the development of Finland’s energy and raw materials system.
This follows the news of Gasgrid being tasked with developing the national hydrogen network and international hydrogen infrastructure and hydrogen market to support the country’s energy independence, economy, and industrial investments.