HyExperts – Ready for implementation!
HyExperts regions are already familiar with the topic of hydrogen. The regions already had active stakeholders, networks and initial project ideas relating to the topic of hydrogen even prior to their participation in the HyLand competition. In the first HyLand round,13 regions were selected for funding from 28 applications. The HyLand funding supports the winning regions with 300,000 euros each towards the development of their ideas and concepts. The regions firm up and refine their project ideas to the point where practical implementation is possible.
The HyExperts are also moving on to the next round with HyLand II. The winning regions of the second HyLand phase were announced in September 2021. In the HyExperts category, funding of up to 400,000 euros each will be made available to the
winning regions’ local authorities. With this funding, the winners can commission consulting, planning and other services. The aim is to develop an implementable overall concept for a regional hydrogen economy. Among the winners are the following regions: District of Ostalb (Baden-Württemberg), District of Reutlingen (Baden-Württemberg), District of Havelland (Brandenburg), State Capital Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein), City of Hagen
(North Rhine-Westphalia), Hanseatic City of Stralsund (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), District of Wartburg (Thuringia), City of Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate), Werra-Meißner District (Hesse), District of Düren (North Rhine-Westphalia), City of Chemnitz (Saxony), District of Passau (Bavaria), District of Lindau (Bavaria), District of Neustadt an der Waldnaab (Bavaria) and the District of Helmstedt (Lower Saxony). The regions have already commenced their work. More information will follow
The winners of the first HyLand round in the HyExperts category include the following 13 regions: City of Brake, District of Emsland, City of Essen, City of Frankfurt am Main, City of Fulda, City of Ingolstadt, District of Lippe, District of Oberallgäu, District of Osterholz, District of Recklinghausen, State of Saarland, City of Ulm and District of Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge.
Click on the respective region to go directly to the project pages. Here you will find comprehensive information regarding the projects.
The city of Hagen, with a population of around 195,000, is considered the connecting link between the Ruhr region and the Sauerland. Due to its special geographical location and the high density of energy-intensive steel processing and logistics companies, Hagen has excellent conditions for entering the hydrogen age.
The 164,000-inhabitant Havelland district is located in the west of Brandenburg and borders Berlin in the east. Havelland is known far beyond its borders not only through Fontane’s literature (Herr von Ribbeck), but also because of its many nature reserves – environmentally friendly living and farming has long been an important issue here.
Braunschweig, Gifhorn, Goslar, Helmstedt, Peine, Salzgitter, Wolfenbüttel, Wolfsburg – a total of three cities and five municipal districts belong to the region of South-East Lower Saxony (SüdOstNiedersachsen). From the Harz and the Heath to Hightech and HyExpert.
In Mainz, one of Germany’s oldest cities, tradition and progress are not conflicting concepts. Here, a modern hub for business, media and science has emerged that is developing dynamically and opening up great future opportunities for the city and the people who live here.
The district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab is the eighth largest district in Bavaria and is located in the northern Upper Palatinate (Nordoberpfalz). With an area of 1,428 km² and 66 inhabitants per km², it offers excellent opportunities for development. A total of just under 95,000 people live in the NEW region.
The districts of Reutlingen, with about 290,000 inhabitants, and Tübingen, with about 230,000 inhabitants, are located in the Neckar-Alb region in southwestern Germany.
The district of Vorpommern-Rügen is located in the north-east of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania directly on the Baltic Sea and is the fifth largest district in Germany in terms of area.
As a windy “beach district” with several hundred kilometres of coastline and characterised by tourism, there is a high capacity for generating wind power. A population totalling 225,889 resides in the district.
The district of Wartburg, located in western Thuringia, has 160,000 inhabitants and is the most populous and largest district in Thuringia. It is also Thuringia’s strongest industrial region, characterised by the automotive industry, mining and the dynamically growing sectors of metalworking, mechanical engineering and
With 192,000 inhabitants, the district of Passau in eastern Bavaria is one of the five largest districts in the Free State of Bavaria and is economically highly characterised by the automotive and engineering industries, among others. The integrated climate protection concept focuses strongly on the district’s leading position in the production of solar power.
Chemnitz and its surroundings have been considered the cradle of Saxon industry since the 18th and 19th centuries.
The AachenPLUS regional network is made up of the city of Aachen, the Aachen city region, the districts of Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg, and the “Kolping” city of Kerpen. Approximately 1.58 million people live here across a total area covering 3,800 square kilometres.
The district of Lindau (Lake Constance) is located in the extreme southwest of Bavaria at the junction between Lake Constance and Allgäu and is part of the quadrilateral region of Lake Constance (Vierländerregion Bodensee).
The region of Ostwürttemberg is formed by the district of Ostalb and the district of Heidenheim. The 447,000 inhabitants are scattered among 53 cities and municipalities.
The region of North Hesse comprises a total of five districts and the city of Kassel. The Werra-Meißner district is in charge of the application for “NordH2essen – Hydrogen Connects” (“NordH2essen – Wasserstoff verbindet”) for the entire region.
The KielRegion comprises the state capital Kiel and the districts of Plön and Rendsburg-Eckernförde. Almost 645,000 people live in the KielRegion, which is about 23 percent of the population of Schleswig-Holstein on an area of 3,391 ha. With its 251 municipalities and towns, the KielRegion represents a very diverse living and economic area. The unique location on the Baltic Sea and the Kiel Canal makes the KielRegion, with its two deep-sea ports, the gateway to Scandinavia and the Baltic States.
HyExperts I: Hydrogen Model Region Fichtelgebirge, District of Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, aim: District of Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge as a hydrogen region, duration: 06/20 to 11/21
HyExperts I: HyDrive OWL, Ostwestfalen-Lippe, aim: Roadmap for the development of a regional hydrogen infrastructure, duration: 11/19 to 09/21
HyExperts I: HYWHEELS – Hydrogen-based commercial transport in Eastern Hesse to cut emissions in logistics and road transport, City of Fulda & Eastern Hesse, aim: Creation of an implementation-ready concept for Eastern Hesse for the market introduction of hydrogen/fuel cell technology from production to use in the forwarding/logistics sector with the aim of decarbonising the transport sector.
HyExperts I: IN2H2 – Hydrogen Concept Ingolstadt, City of Ingolstadt, aim: Municipal enterprises as drivers for the development of a regional hydrogen economy, duration: 07/20 to 09/21
HyExperts I: LastverkehrGoods transport with green hydrogen – Future Mobility, District of Osterholz, aim: Coupling of regional renewable energies with goods transport using H2, duration: 07/20 to 06/21
HyExperts I: MH2Regio – Turning waste into mobility, City of Frankfurt/Main
Aim: Hydrogen from waste for users in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region, duration: 11/20 to 12/21
HyExperts I: EgoH2 Ecosystem, City of Essen, aim: Zero-emission, sustainable mobility in metropolitan areas, Duration: 02/20 to 05/21
HyExperts I: HyAllgäu, District of Oberallgäu, aim: Economic, regional production of green hydrogen, duration: 01/20 to 01/21
HyExperts I: H2BrakeCO2, City of Brake, aim: CO2-free port and logistics processes through hydrogen technology using the example of the city of Brake, duration: 07/20 to 09/21
HyExperts I: H2 Model Region_Saar, State of Saarland, aim: Demonstrative implementation of a model region for H2-applications in the fields of mobility, industry and efficient heat utilisation with CHP plants, Duration: 02/20 to 06/21
HyExperts I: H2 Region Emsland, District of Emsland, City of Lingen, Aim: H2 Region Emsland – Nucleus for an integrated, industrial hydrogen market, Duration: 08/20 to 12/21
HyExperts I: Region Emscher-Lippe, District of Recklinghausen, City of Bottrop, City of Gelsenkirchen, aim: overall concept for the use of H2 in mobility and logistics, duration: 09/20 to 08/21
HyExperts I: H2PURe – Hydrogen Planning for the Ulm/Neu-Ulm Region, City of Ulm, aim: Establishment of the hydrogen region Ulm/Neu-Ulm, Duration: 06/21 to 12/22