A consortium of nine partners is joining forces to boost the development of clean hydrogen innovation, demonstration and knowledge sharing in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, as a first step towards the large-scale roll-out of a clean hydrogen economy.
The working area of the EMR H2 Booster consortium consists of Dutch and Flemish Limburg, the Aachen region and Liège. The project will run for 18 months until June 2023.
The project partners are Stadt Aachen, LIOF, POM Limburg, Cluster TWEED, SPI, IHK Aachen, Universiteit Hasselt, Waterstof Coalitie Limburg and WaterstofNet who coordinates the project. Regio Parkstad is an associated partner.
The project receives funding from the Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR) program. This program receives support from the European Regional Development Fund or ERDF. EMR H2 Booster also receives co-financing from the Dutch province of Limburg, the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Walloon government, and the German state government of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The role of WCL within EMR H2 Booster.
In this project, WCL wants to be a ‘Community of Practice for New Energy’ for all companies all companies in the region of Limburg and the Eurregio, but especially for hydrogen application. Partners being interested in conducting strategic studies can contact WCL for more information. The ‘EMR Hydrogen Booster’ project offers WCL the opportunity to link stakeholders to initiatives and hence help initiating projects. In the Euregio context, the necessary attention will also be paid to training and building up of relevant competences. Moreover, WCL will provide access to ‘best practices’ (in a Euregio context) and participate in the development of (transferable) expertise and practical experience.
For more information regarding the EMR H2 Booster project, please visit the website www.EMRH2booster.eu.