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Hydrogen pipelines connect Finland and Sweden to new German hydrogen pipelines
22 December 2022

Hydrogen pipelines connect Finland and Sweden to new German hydrogen pipelines

Transmission system operators (TSOs) in various Baltic Sea countries are planning to run hydrogen gas pipelines from Finland and Sweden to Germany.
Visa Noronen
Visa Noronen
BotH2nia went to the Netherlands, and what did we learn?
12 December 2022

BotH2nia went to the Netherlands, and what did we learn?

Here are my top nine takeaways from a four-day visit to Rotterdam and Amsterdam during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2022 (OEEC) as part of the delegation invited by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO):
Minna Näsman
Minna Näsman
The green transition needs collaboration across the world - Ostrobothnia and Chile have much in common in the hydrogen economy
22 November 2022

The green transition needs collaboration across the world - Ostrobothnia and Chile have much in common in the hydrogen economy

Living at the edge of the world is truly concretized once you get the chance to travel to the other side. This experience was made tangible during the first week of November 2022, when I had the chance to travel to the city of Punta Arenas in Magallanes, the region closest connected to the Antarctic…
Kaisa Penttilä
Obstacles to wind projects identified - how can movement forward be achieved?
17 November 2022

Obstacles to wind projects identified - how can movement forward be achieved?

In order to identify the barriers to wind power projects, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment commissioned a study on barriers to wind power projects by FCG Finnish Consulting Group and published the results on 4 October 2022.
Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta
Analysis: wind, industry and hydrogen pipeline to bring Finland's largest hydrogen plant to Kokkola
15 November 2022

Analysis: wind, industry and hydrogen pipeline to bring Finland's largest hydrogen plant to Kokkola

A significant investment of €500 million in hydrogen in Finland: project development company Flexens announces the construction of a 300 MW hydrogen plant in Kokkola. The plant will use renewable electricity to produce hydrogen and further produce ammonia.
This is the municipality’s way to attract hydrogen companies
11 November 2022

This is the municipality’s way to attract hydrogen companies

When a municipality attracts hydrogen companies to its area, the way is to follow CEPD principle: contacts, experience, profitability and demand. Here are some examples.
Many SME industrial operators have a lot to offer in the green hydrogen market
10 November 2022

Many SME industrial operators have a lot to offer in the green hydrogen market

Huge market potential brings business opportunities throughout the hydrogen value chain
Video: how the LUT University gas separation laboratory works
28 October 2022

Video: how the LUT University gas separation laboratory works

LUT University's new gas separation laboratory is investigating how to remove carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere in a cost-effective way. Lappeenranta is home to Finland's largest research unit for separation and purification technology. A new video shows how the laboratory works.
Swedish prestudy on Swedish-Finnish hydrogen pipelines completed
19 October 2022

Swedish prestudy on Swedish-Finnish hydrogen pipelines completed

The prestudy on hydrogen pipelines for transporting hydrogen across the border from Finland and for long distances in northern Sweden is completed. The result shows that hydrogen pipelines may be needed as a complement to power lines for industry's large hydrogen and energy needs in northern Sweden.…
University of Oulu experts study hydrogen from several angles
11 October 2022

University of Oulu experts study hydrogen from several angles

The University of Oulu has become one of the most important centres for hydrogen research in Finland. The University of Oulu's holistic vision of the future of hydrogen is based on a strong interdisciplinary approach.
Good potential for large-scale synthetic fuel production in eastern and south-eastern Finland
13 September 2022

Good potential for large-scale synthetic fuel production in eastern and south-eastern Finland

Eastern and south-eastern Finland have good potential for synthetic fuel production, according to a new report. The study region has significant renewable electricity production potential, and ample amounts of bio-based carbon dioxide—both of which are crucial ingredients for developing new…
Companies making progress in the utilisation of hydrogen
7 June 2022

Companies making progress in the utilisation of hydrogen

The first large-scale hydrogen projects have already been launched around the Gulf of Bothnia. The companies presented their projects between 5 and 6 May 2022 at the BotH2nia Goes Oulu & Raahe event. Some 60 people were on hand to listen to the presentations at the University of Oulu and Raahe Event…
Researchers at the University of Oulu study reducing emissions by using hydrogen in several different ways
3 June 2022

Researchers at the University of Oulu study reducing emissions by using hydrogen in several different ways

The University of Oulu has become one of the most important hydrogen research centres in Finland. Researchers at the University of Oulu presented the results of their hydrogen research on Thursday, 5 May 2022 at the BotH2nia Goes Oulu event. Some 60 people were on hand to listen to the presentations…
Could emission-free hydrogen be produced in a way that requires little or no electricity?
2 May 2022

Could emission-free hydrogen be produced in a way that requires little or no electricity?

In the Finnish and EU hydrogen strategy, the aim is to produce hydrogen mostly through electrolysis. This requires a huge amount of zero-emission electricity. Other carbon-free means of producing hydrogen are also needed. Cutting-edge methane pyrolysis and future solar hydrogen technologies could be…
Marko Huttula
Marko Huttula
Hydrogen and administrative action
26 April 2022

Hydrogen and administrative action

Licensing and zoning processes are generally considered very time-consuming parts of a project’s path from early planning to the launch of production. On the other hand, when preparing for major projects, meticulous planning in areas such as business, infrastructure, contracts, funding, and…
Marketta Nummijärvi
Marketta Nummijärvi
Finland well set to build a powerful hydrogen economy
20 April 2022

Finland well set to build a powerful hydrogen economy

Finland is very well placed for building a hydrogen economy thanks to its abundant wind power, according to Fingrid Head of Strategic Grid Planning Mikko Heikkilä and Gasgrid Finland’s Head of Strategic analysis & RDI Sara Kärki.
Sustainably produced European hydrogen brings us security of supply
4 April 2022

Sustainably produced European hydrogen brings us security of supply

To maintain security of supply, Europe needs hydrogen produced in a sustainable manner in its area. So far, calls to promote the use of hydrogen have primarily been based on the idea that hydrogen will help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, the war in Ukraine has shown that European…
Hydrogen changes Sweden
14 March 2022

Hydrogen changes Sweden

Hydrogen will be much more than just a fuel for energy transformation in Sweden. Hydrogen will make Sweden look very different from what it is today. The government estimates that about 100,000 new inhabitants will be needed in the two northernmost counties by the year 2035 — a 20 percent increase…
Visa Noronen
Hydrogen cooperation launched in Northern Ostrobothnia
2 March 2022

Hydrogen cooperation launched in Northern Ostrobothnia

R4H2 – REACTions for Hydrogen is one of the ongoing local hydrogen projects in Finland. Local projects exchange experiences with the national Hydrogen Network, which consists of public sector operators. This means the parties BotH₂nia are partners. For this reason, the views of the parties are also…
From ideation to project plan
18 February 2022

From ideation to project plan

A second seminar for the project H2 Ecosystem Roadmap (for Ostrobothnia) was arranged remotely on 10 February 2022. Kaisa Penttilä, from Hanken, acted as moderator, and the central objective was to gain deeper insights into the process from ideation to project planning within the hydrogen theme.

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