Hydrogen Valley makes a living by connecting different parts of the hydrogen value chain for their customers. Director Søren Bjerregaard Pedersen: “It is our profession to bring Power-to-X projects out of the desk drawer and into life.”
At Majsmarken nummer 1 in Hobro is Danmark’s only Hydrogen Valley. Søren Bjerregård Pedersen, director of Hydrogen Valley, explains that the location is not random: “We are located right in the middle of the electric motorway with the high-voltage grid very close. We have a really nice district heating network, and in addition we have the best options for hydrogen storage in salt caverns close by. When you connect the high-voltage and district heating network together with the size of the caverns, we are right in the sweet spot when it comes to hydrogen.”
The line of reasoning: The fact that you are constantly looking for opportunities to link different sectors is very characteristic of Hydrogen Valley’s way of working when it, as a project company, assists customers in getting their Power-to-X (PtX) projects transferred from the idea phase to reality.
Søren: “There has been an incredible amount of talk about PtX for the last 15 years, and our attitude has always been that we must carry out its potentials. For example, when we get a customer in who wants to carry out a PtX project, we make sure to make a business case on it, a financing plan, the initial concept design, and then we make sure to get the financing needed. In that way we can bring the project to reality.”