HyPerformer – On the path towards a hydrogen nation!
The first hydrogen networks, infrastructures and projects have already been established in HyPerformer regions. HyPerformer funding is therefore aimed at regional project consortia that already have detailed concepts for the use of hydrogen technologies and are now aiming to roll out the technology. In the first HyLand phase, three winning regions were selected from six applications. They will each receive 20 million euros in the form of investment grants to implement existing regional concepts. The funding will be used to expand research and development activities, procurement projects and to close investment gaps that are necessary to realise innovative hydrogen applications. The project volume of the three HyPerformers totals 195 million euros.
The three regions selected as winners of the first HyLand round in the HyPerformer category were Landshut (with the districts of Munich and Ebersberg), Metropolitan Region Northwest (Oldenburg and surrounding area) and Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar (around Mannheim and Heidelberg).
Three new regions were also honoured in the HyPerformer category as part of HyLand II in April 2023: H2Rügen-Stralsund, HyPerformer Rhine-Ruhr and TH2ECO_Mobility from the Erfurt region. The new HyPerformer regions will each receive up to 15 million euros in the form of investment grants for the procurement of hydrogen applications in the transport sector to implement the regional hydrogen concepts. The total project volume of the three new HyPerformers amounts to 131 million euros. The approaches pursued in the regions cover the entire value chain of hydrogen in the transport sector: from production to storage, distribution and refuelling infrastructure to the versatile transport applications, such as buses, municipal commercial vehicles, trucks or cars.
Click on the respective region to go directly to the project pages. Here you will find all information about the projects.
The initial foundations for the TH2ECO MOBILITY project were laid in 2019. The Thuringian Ministry of Energy, Environment and Nature Conservation (TMUEN – Thüringer Ministerium für Energie, Umwelt und Naturschutz) commissioned EurA AG to conduct a feasibility study on the construction and operation of a hydrogen fuelling station for trucks at the Erfurt freight centre (GVZ – Güterverkehrszentrum), which yielded a positive result.
The HyPerformer region H2Rügen-Stralsund is pursuing the development of a central hydrogen hub (production, distribution and consumer infrastructure)
The HyPerformer Rhine-Ruhr region is pursuing the development of infrastructure and hydrogen mobility in the Ruhr area.
Hydrogen Model Region Landshut – Munich – Ebersberg Districts of Landshut, Ebersberg, Munich, City of Landshut, aim: Establishment of a closed cycle of green H2 production, distribution and use, project volume: EUR 42 million, duration: 2020 to 2025
HyPerformer I: HyWays for Future, Northwest Germany, aim: Fuel supply with green hydrogen, project volume: EUR 64.2 million, duration: 2020 to 2023
HyPerformer I: H2Rivers, Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, Aim: Development of the Rhine-Neckar region into a hydrogen model region in the mobility sector,
Project volume: 52.2 million euros,
Duration: 09/2020 to 08/2023