Ireland set for its first Hydrogen Valley


A consortium is set to deliver Ireland’s first Hydrogen Valley.

On 14 April, SSE Renewables announced that the Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2) consortium is proposing to develop a Hydrogen Valley, providing green hydrogen for use in transport, industry and within local communities in the greater Galway region. The consortium is made up of SSE Renewables, NUI Galway, the Port of Galway, CIÉ Group and Bus Éireann, Aran Islands Ferries, Lasta Mara Teo and Aer Arann Islands.

The GH2 consortium will develop an initial flagship demonstrator project at Galway Harbour for the indigenous production and supply of clean green hydrogen fuel for public and private vehicles. This will be a multi-modal, zero emission renewable hydrogen transport hub that can be easily replicated across Ireland. It is expected to be fully operational by the second half of 2024.

Full details of the project will be announced in the coming weeks, as well as details of a public consultation as part of the planning process for the project.