Does Europe need a hydrogen network? Not
necessarily, but it could be more cost-effective, especially when
electricity grid expansion stalls and gas pipelines can be repurposed.
describe this in our new open-access study "The Potential Role of a
Hydrogen Network in Europe," which was just published in Joule.
publication is our group's showpiece for open, high-resolution,
all-sector, integrated energy infrastructure planning with PyPSA-Eur. It
has been in the making for a long time and builds on some of the open
data collected by this community. For instance, it features gas network
data from the SciGRID_gas project , as well as data on industrial
sites from the Hotmaps project .
We are also very grateful to
the Danish Energy Agency for providing up-to-date technology data 
and the EU's JRC for making the JRC-IDEES energy statistics database  available.
Link to the study: https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S2542-4351(23)00266-0
Link to interactive dashboard: https://h2-network.streamlit.app
If you have any feedback, are curious, or simply want to exchange thoughts on this topic, feel free to reach out to me.
(also on behalf of co-authors Tom Brown, Elisabeth Zeyen and Marta Victoria)
Fabian Neumann (he/him)
Department of Digital Transformation in Energy Systems
Institute of Energy Technology
Technische Universität Berlin
Group website: https://www.tu.berlin/ensys
Personal website: https://neumann.fyi
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