HUGE – Hydrogen Utilization and Green Energy

The Hydrogen Utilisation and Green Energy project (HUGE) aims to provide communities with energy security by delivering to them the necessary tools to assess the hydrogen renewable energy chain opportunities in the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) area and beyond.

Whilst many communities in the NPA are challenged by low economic diversity, result of their peripheral locations, dispersed demography and lack of critical mass, they have abundant amounts of renewable energy resources available locally. On many occasions, where renewables are implemented, the generated electricity/heat is more than that required by the local population. At the same time the electric grid infrastructure in many NPA areas is underdeveloped, resulting in the curtailment of green electricity production, and inefficient resource use as clean energy is left unharnessed.

Similar situations are encountered by communities living off-grid where the mechanisms do not exist to harness the excess energy generated nor store it efficiently. HUGE aims to overcome these barriers by building capacity in communities, with the help of sectoral agencies and SME's to exploit the abundance of natural resources to their full potential through raising awareness about the benefits that can be delivered by employing a hydrogen economy.

HUGE will achieve this by assessing the hydrogen renewable energy chain from production through storage to transportation and on to the and-user. We will accomplish it by identifying and assessing viable technical processes for hydrogen operations, creating a business model for hydrogen utilization and enabling effective knowledge transfer through an online, multilingual platform. The result is the operational HUGE Output Tool (HOT) service, created by direct interaction with the relevant end-users and stakeholders, and ready for them to implement.

The project will run from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2022. More indormation on the website of the HUGE project.

Further information:

Professor Mikko Pynnönen, +358 50 548 702
Junior Researcher Malahat Ghoreishi;+358 50 442 2412