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Evida will be responsible for connecting domestic hydrogen producers and consumers

The division of roles for the future hydrogen infrastructure in Denmark has been decided.

Denmark’s national gas distribution company, Evida, will be responsible for connecting domestic hydrogen producers and consumers and can connect these to an interconnected system while Energinet (which operates the Danish gas transmission system) will be responsible for connecting cross-border hydrogen infrastructure and the connection to hydrogen storage facilities.

That is the result of a broad political agreement announced on Tuesday.

Both companies will therefore have a key role in planning and building the future hydrogen infrastructure.

- The agreement marks the beginning of the transmission of Evida from a gas distribution company to an important commercially driven societal player. A company which future is also based on establishing, operating and developing a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure for the benefit of Danish business and society. This initiative is an important first step towards giving the Danish PtX industry a boost in all parts of the country where the market demands it. We look forward to developing the infrastructure in a continued close dialog with market players to support their business ambitions in the hydrogen economy of the future, says Evidas CEO Kim Søgård Bering Kristensen.

Green hydrogen

Evida has prepared several initiatives as part of the preparatory work towards the final division of roles and responsibilities for the future hydrogen infrastructure.

Among other things, Evida has launched feasibility studies on two hydrogen pipelines in Jutland and initiated the Ready4H2 project.

Denmark's goal of multiplying electricity from wind turbines and solar cells creates the basis for producing green hydrogen made via electrolysis. The green hydrogen can replace fossil fuels in parts of the industry and transportation sectors. The hydrogen can also be further processed into green fuels and chemicals that can be used in for example shipping, aviation and parts of industry - sectors that cannot be directly electrified.

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