Denmark joins European hydrogen effort

23 players prequalify as applicants to get their hydrogen projects into a European program that paves the way for state subsidy well beyond usual levels. As yet, however, the Scandinavian country has only allocated around EUR 10.4m.

The PtX project at Avedøre Holme outside Copenhagen, planned by Ørsted and a number of potential off-takers, prequalifies as an IPCEI project. | Photo: Ørsted

Ørsted, CIP, Vattenfall, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa. Practically the entire elite of major players in Denmark's green energy sector -- and a number of small and mid-sized ones -- have declared their interest in developing large-scale hydrogen projects. An ambition now set to take a significant step forward.

The Danish government has decided that the nation will partake in an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) within hydrogen. In this connection, 28 projects backed by 23 players have prequalified to apply for entry into the common European endeavor.

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