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23 May 2024 | Article

BotH₂nia Hydrogen Valley in a Nutshell

With a total committed investment of 3.6 BEUR in its 8 value chains, the BotH₂nia Hydrogen Valley will be a leading hydrogen region by 2030. The broad collaboration of project developers, global and local companies and research institutions support Finland’s transformation in becoming one of Europe’s leading H₂ and derivatives producers, creating energy independence and security in the region and supporting European energy sovereignty.

Sari Kola
Sari Kola
Director, EnergySampo ecosystem
BotH₂nia Hydrogen Valley in a Nutshell

BotH₂nia Hydrogen Valley unites the West Coast of Finland Hydrogen development by focusing on the key pain points related to for example hydrogen transportation, safety, market platform and business model development and testing.

The unique collaboration between the local energy companies in Pori, Vaasa, Kokkola Oulu, project developers like Flexens, Plug Power and Total Energy and world-class technology and solution developers like ABB, Danfoss, Hitachi Energy, Wärtsilä and Hycamite among others enable development of innovative and scalable solutions.

The partners of the BotH₂nia Hydrogen Valley are united and committed to the joint development. Furthermore, the valley is closely linked to other Hydrogen Valleys through partnerships with Swedish, Estonian, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Chilean partners.


By implementing 39,4 gigawatts (GW) of wind power and 720 megawatts (MW) of electrolyser capacity, the BotH₂nia Hydrogen Valley will achieve a projected annual production capacity of:

  • 99 ktpa of H₂ (as final or intermediate product)
  • 86,5 kton of eMethane
  • 64,2 tpa of eMethanol based on effective carbon capture
  • 220,000 ktpa of renewable ammonia

The H₂ valley will be connected by pipeline (in deployment) which has a strategic role also from the European perspective. Notably, sector coupling makes the BotH₂nia Hydrogen Valley unique in the European Hydrogen landscape. 883 GWh of waste heat will be captured and used in district heating networks and the readily available 64,2 t/a of natural CO₂ will be used in 5/8 of region’s value chains.

The H₂ Valley is pivotal in supporting regional and municipal carbon neutrality targets. The CO₂ avoidance potential by replacing fossil fuels in energy production is 5 677 kt CO₂ pa, and the region's steel production is well on its way to becoming environmentally friendly supported by BotH₂nia.

Moreover, with annual investments totalling over 350 million euros in innovation and technology development, world-leading companies such as ABB, Danfoss, Hitachi and Wärtsilä located in the region are developing solutions with export potential valued at tens of billions of euros. Overall, the emerging H₂ Industry in the BotH₂nia region is expected to generate 10,000 jobs through estimated investments of 9746 million euros during the period of 2025-2030 (note: only the value chains included in the scope of the value are 3,6 BEUR).

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Expanding upon these advancements, the BotH₂nia Hydrogen Valley will serve as a catalyst for the west coast of Finland. However, its significance extends beyond showcasing a fully H₂-based integrated energy system in the region. It will also serve as a prominent reference and best practice case study across Europe, illustrating the role of H₂ and viable business models. Furthermore, the BotH₂nia Hydrogen Valley will play a critical role connecting the Finnish H₂ market to the rest of Europe and by doing that ensuring European energy sovereignty.