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HAV editor6.10.20221 min read

Norwegian Hydrogen Centre Officially Opened

HAV Group subsidiary HAV Hydrogen will be a part of HYDROGENi, a Norwegian Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) focused on hydrogen and ammonia research and innovation. Yesterday, HYDROGENi officially launched its activities at its kick-off event in Oslo 5 October.

HYDROGENi is one of the largest FMEs in operation, with a total budget of approximately NOK 530 million (around EUR 50 million), and over 50 industrial and academic partners. The centre is coordinated by SINTEF and will run for eight years.

The event also served as the kick-off for another hydrogen FME: HyValue, led by the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE). HYDROGENi and HyValue have already established a relationship, with a focus on opportunities to work together in the future.

Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland cuts the ribbon for HYDROGENi and HyValue


Hav Hydrogen will be a part of the centre

HAV Group subsidiary Hav Hydrogen will be a part of the centre and contribute to innovation of zero emission solutions for the maritime industry.

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Kristian Osnes, Managing Director at HAV Hydrogen.


“This will be a major and vital effort to enable the implementation of hydrogen and ammonia, which are the only real zero-emission fuels for the maritime industry. We are very pleased to contribute to realizing the full potential of hydrogen and to the green shift in Norway”, says Kristian Osnes, Managing Director at HAV Hydrogen.

Hydrogen as a versatile energy solution 

Hydrogen has the potential to not only be a “clean” alternative to fossil fuels in heat and electricity production, but also replace fossil fuels in other industrial processes and transport applications. However, in order to realise hydrogen’s full potential, there are numerous knowledge and technical gaps that need to be filled. HYDROGENi will spearhead the research and innovations needed to close these gaps. In particular, HYDROGENi will work to build a sustainable hydrogen economy in Norway.

A global effort needed to realise hydrogen

Hydrogen is not only an important topic in Norway; it is also a matter of global interest, which is reflected in HYDROGENi’s international consortium. In particular, representatives from European organisations congratulated the two Centres and welcomed the opportunity to collaborate.

Read the article from HYDROGENi here

Read article about the opening from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy here (Norwegian only)