The HyValue research centre assembles a broad cross-disciplinary consortium of national and international research partners with cutting-edge expertise in hydrogen related technical, economic, legal and societal fields of research.

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The centre research spans from studies of new, energy-efficient methods for production of hydrogen and ammonia, to how the hydrogen sector can be matured as a technical system in society. To achieve the latter, HyValue will also provide new knowledge to assess and improve risk assessments for hydrogen transport systems and value chains. Equally important is research on economic and regulatory barriers that must be overcome to establish a resilient hydrogen energy sector.

The relevance of the research activities will be secured through the centre user partners, which represent leading national and international industrial firms as well as key public partners.

HyValue aims to facilitate the safe and sustainable development of value chains for hydrogen and hydrogen-based energy carriers in industry and society. A deep transition to hydrogen-based energy carriers can only be achieved through a holistic approach including technical solutions, economic incentives, regulatory framework, societal and environmental impact and risk. HyValue takes a broad technical-economic-societal-environmental perspective, addressing hydrogen and ammonia value chains, business models, overarching policy and system integration issues. The centre will:

1. explore methods for hydrogen and ammonia production, targeting novel technologies for significant increase in energy efficiency and corresponding cost reduction.

2. exploit and develop solutions for transport, storage and filling/ bunkering of hydrogen-based fuels.

3. analyse maritime value chains and study regulations and economic incentives to avoid barriers and promote business models for hydrogen and ammonia.

4. develop a novel framework for assessing the strength of knowledge in risk assessments for hydrogen and ammonia systems.

5. study technology development and business models in a societal context and document the total emissions of greenhouse gases for hydrogen and ammonia value chains

The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) brings expertise in European and national Norwegian energy systems and policies, contributing social science research to understand key factors that shape hydrogen regulatory frameworks.

Project period: 2022-2030



  • Senior Researcher
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  • Research Professor
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  • Researcher
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Other Norwegian research partners:

  • Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Centre for Applied Research (SNF)
  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)
  • University of Bergen (UiB)
  • University of Stavanger (UiS)
  • Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)

Foreign research partners:

  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) (Germany)
  • Imperial College London (ICL) (UK)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (USA)
  • Monash University (Australia)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) (Germany)

In addition, there are partners from the industry, as well as regulative bodies. 

  • Research Council of Norway
  • 50 collarborating partners in industry, public administration and research