Regional Green Hydrogen Economy

Project description

The R&D flagship project HyWest serves as a model for the development of a largely autonomous regional green hydrogen economy. The main focus is the investigation of cross-sectoral production, storage and application of green hydrogen.
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Our contribution to reach the WIVA goals, i.e. which white spots do we cover?

– Production, methanation and feed-in of green hydrogen
– Fuel cell systems based on renewable energy sources
– Green hydrogen in industrial processes


Partner Contribution

  • MPREIS Warenvertriebs GmbH
    Within HyWest, the food retailer and producer MPREIS initiates the transition of its logistic fleet towards emission free transport by substituting some diesel trucks with FCE trucks and conducting technical and operational research regarding the operation and the corresponding infrastructure.
  • ZVB, Zillertaler Verkehrsbetriebe AG
    Mobility operator ZVB will implement a first FCE bus in the Zillertal valley including a novel backup HRS in Jenbach as a starting point for the project “hydrogen region H2Zillertal”. This effort is supported by the ongoing projects HyTrain and HySnowGroomer.
  • TIWAG, Tiroler Wasserkraft AG
    TIWAG connects sectors of electricity, heating, cooling and gas networks as well as mobility within the innovative sector coupling facility “Power2X Kufstein”.
  • TIGAS, Erdgas Tirol GmbH
    TIGAS supports HyWest within the sector coupling facility “Power2X Kufstein” with its Natural Gas infrastructure and its general expertise on gas related issues.
  • EI-JKU, Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
    The research institution EI-JKU supports HyWest with socio-economic evaluations of the developed business models and analyses the economic effects regarding the hydrogen deployment.
  • FENR, FEN Research GmbH
    Die Forschungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft FENR behandelt die multi- und interdisziplinären Aufgabenstellungen zur Entwicklung einer grünen Wasserstoffwirtschaft im Rahmen des Green Energy Center Europe.
  • HyCentA, Hydrogen Center Austria Research GmbH
    The research organization HyCentA supports HyWest with its long-established technical hydrogen competence and their testing infrastructure.
  • WIVA, Verein WIVA P&G
    The WIVA P&G association is responsible for the coordination and organisation of conferences and stakeholder workshops in the showcase region.as well as project monitoring with regard to the region as a whole.

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