Our Main Market Areas

Production, storage and distribution

The energy nation of Norway is uniquely positioned for the sustainable production of hydrogen by electrolysis based on renewable energy, and natural and biogas with carbon capture. Nel Hydrogen establishes the world’s largest production facility for electrolysers on Herøya. Statkraft is Europe’s largest supplier of renewable energy. Norway has leading storage technology companies such as Hexagon Composites and UmoeAdvanced Composites. Exports of hydrogen and technology for hydrogen production and storage have great potential for a number of Norwegian companies. Through positioning work, the cluster will strengthen the demand for hydrogen.

Our Main Market Areas

Industrial applications

Switching industrial processes to sustainable solutions is costly and technically challenging. More than half of the world’s hydrogen production is used for the production of ammonia, which is mainly used in ever-increasing fertilizer production. Substantial growth is also expected for petroleum refining, partly due to new fuel quality requirements. As an input factor in the process industry, hydrogen has a great potential for use. In these areas, there is a large domestic market and a very large international market in which the cluster will work for Norwegian companies to take positions within. This requires collaboration between hydrogen players and industry. The cluster will establish collaboration with leading industry players.

Our Main Market Areas

Transport & Maritime

The use of hydrogen for various transport purposes provides great opportunities for Norwegian value creation. The hydrogen cluster will focus on heavy transport. Many Norwegian carriers have reserved hydrogen trucks that will be on the market from 2021. There is a need to develop efficient supply chains and infrastructure. New markets require new solutions that can give Norwegian companies a global market position by investing now. The strong interest in the use of hydrogen in the maritime sector, together with road transport, will lay the foundation for volume, profitability and a station density that both markets need to create attractiveness. The cluster will strengthen the uptake of hydrogen technology in the transport sector by disseminating knowledge of life cycle costs, investments and market benefits of being an early user of hydrogen in transport.

Our Main Market Areas

Stationary Applications

There are many business opportunities associated with desktop applications. Increased focus on emission-free construction sites, hybrid solutions that also include hydrogen as an energy solution for buildings, and the use of hydrogen and fuel cells as backup power for critical social infrastructure, such as telecommunications. Commercial solutions are available, but knowledge of reliability, energy efficiency and economy related to fuel cell plants must be increased. In other areas, there is a need for the development of new technology. The cluster will work to promote knowledge of various methods for energy conversion from hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels, as well as to promote several innovation and pilot projects in the area.

Our Main Market Areas

Hydrogen in the energy system

The use of hydrogen in the conversion to an emission-free energy system requires interaction with controllable and non-regulable renewable energy sources. Hydrogen can be used for balancing grids and for off-grid solutions. Such solutions involve the need for advanced management systems, and cost-effective storage and distribution solutions. Here too, there is a growing domestic market and a very large international market, where Norwegian players are far ahead. The cluster will work to disseminate knowledge about such solutions and market opportunities, as well as contribute to the establishment of innovation projects. The cluster will work to ensure that Norwegian companies work together to deliver comprehensive solutions internationally.