ADP: Evida and ADP to cooperate on hydrogen infrastructure
The national gas distributor Evida and the logistics and port group ADP will integrate local and regional hydrogen infrastructure in the Fredericia area. As an important step for the further cooperation on the establishment of local and regional hydrogen infrastructure, the parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, so that they already from the planning phase and up to the establishment and operation will be able to integrate local and regional hydrogen infrastructure. Hydrogen infrastructure can be one of the prerequisites for meeting Denmark's climate targets.
With its existing infrastructure and players throughout the PtX value chain, Fredericia and the Triangle Region have great potential to become one of Denmark's future hubs for PtX and CCU. The key to realizing this great societal potential is further development of the existing infrastructure to connect production, supply and distribution. The right hydrogen infrastructure in the area will, among other things, ensure the production of the fuels of the future close to the customers.
Building on the initiatives and plans for local hydrogen infrastructure already taking shape at ADP in Fredericia, the goal of making Fredericia Denmark's hub for green fuels is within reach.
"Fredericia holds great potential for the production and distribution of green fuels for heavy transportation, such as shipping and aviation. We will need large amounts of hydrogen in Fredericia if the area's actors are to realize the transition of the transport sector and contribute to meeting the high Danish climate goals , says Steen Wrist, vice chairman of ADP A/S' board of directors and mayor of Fredericia Municipality and continues: Therefore, it is very positive that work is now being done to connect the local and regional hydrogen infrastructure, and the collaboration between Evida and ADP is a very good extension of the work that the area's major energy players have already initiated in the development of Fredericia as an energy hub".
Evida is conducting feasibility studies of selected possible routes for the hydrogen infrastructure of the future. This includes a pipeline between Esbjerg and Fredericia via Egtved. The feasibility study covers, among other things, the economic and technical prerequisites for the establishment of the hydrogen pipeline.
The collaboration with ADP will be a natural part of the ongoing feasibility study, so that local hydrogen infrastructure in the Fredericia area and regional hydrogen infrastructure are considered together."Evida's approach to the work on a future hydrogen infrastructure is market-based, and the dialogue with the market indicates a great need for infrastructure to connect buyers and producers of hydrogen. Therefore, it is important to already now enter into cooperation with ADP and other market players in order to achieve the most optimal interaction and development of Denmark's future hydrogen infrastructure," says CEO of Evida, Kim Søgård Bering Kristensen.
As a port and infrastructure company, ADP is expanding its current port and dry port infrastructure activities in order to expand its core business related to specific CCU projects and projects related to the transportation ofCO2 and hydrogen.
The cooperation between Evida and ADP will be concretized and developed over the coming period as the two companies continue their respective strategic infrastructure planning at regional/national and local level. ADP expects the first construction works to start in 2026 - 2027.
- With the "Agreement on the development and promotion of hydrogen and green fuels", the Government and a broad majority in the Danish Parliament have agreed that it is an important priority that Energinet and Evida are given the opportunity to own and operate hydrogen infrastructure. Evida's feasibility study is a preparatory step for a possible realization of Danish hydrogen infrastructure, which is also part of the preparatory work towards the final distribution of roles and responsibilities.
- In a nationwide market survey conducted by Evida and Energinet together with the Danish Energy Agency in the fall of 2022, approximately 96 percent of respondents indicate that they have a need for a hydrogen infrastructure. Almost 95 percent of the producers and 70 percent of the buyers of hydrogen indicate that the hydrogen infrastructure is indispensable or significantly strengthens the business case.
- Market players also expect 87% of hydrogen production from 2030 onwards to be transported by pipeline.