HYDELTA 2.0


Research programme

The HyDelta programme is divided into Work Packages (WPs). Below is an overview of the research topics, with a link to a short description of each respective work package:

  1. Economic aspects of the hydrogen system
  2. Hydrogen safety in the gas grid
  3. Hydrogen and transport assets
  4. Social aspects of hydrogen

Below you can find a list of our presentations, webinars, and summary documents, as well as a link to download them:

Number Deliverable title Publication date Link
Webinar Economic aspects of the hydrogen system 03-11-2022 Link
Webinar Hydrogen safety in the gas grid 15-11-2022 Link
Webinar Hydrogen and transport assets 29-11-2022
Webinar Social aspects of hydrogen 08-12-2022

Economic aspects of the hydrogen system

The following WPs are dedicated to this topic:

  1. WP2: Modeling hydrogen market dynamics in an integrated energy system
  2. WP3: Risks, uncertainty, and collaboration in the hydrogen-based value chain
  3. WP4: Hydrogen blending and congestion management

Below is a list of deliverables resulting from the aforementioned work packages, as well as a link to download them (when available):

Number Deliverable title Publication date Link
D2.1 Description of the integrated energy system modelling work
D2.2 Report on the modelling and simulation results
D3.1 Value chain knowledge gaps and final scope. Description of the indicators, risks, collaboration opportunities and case studies of interest
D3.2 Novel methodology and case study definitions. Description of the method, selected cases and the related hydrogen consumption and production scenarios
D3.3 Individual and system risks in hydrogen value chain developments. Describing the detailed case studies after the final assessment by the various stakeholders and including policy suggestions
D3.4 Updated HyDelta H2 supply chain datasheets
D4.1 Report on the main research findings with respect to feasibility of hydrogen blending for industrial and potentially wider use
D4.2 Report on the main policy implications of the blending options researched

Hydrogen safety in the gas grid

The following WPs are dedicated to this topic:

  1. WP5: Safe operations of the high-pressure transmission grid
  2. WP6A: Safety of hydrogen in the distribution grid and built environment
  3. WP6B: Safety and suitability of assets and working methods in the distribution grid and built environment
  4. WP9: Implications of hydrogen in combustion use - NOx effects

Below is a list of deliverables resulting from the aforementioned work packages, as well as a link to download them (when available):

Number Deliverable title Publication date Link
D5.1 A report on how to safely work on an operational H2 pipeline, including necessary equipment and working procedures.
D5.2 A report on how to purge an H2-pipeline based on theoretical and practical research including working procedures.
D5.3 A report with results of the theoretical and experimental research, including a decision tree for determining when to flare and when to vent and working procedure
D5.4 Report on how to hot tap and stopple an operational H2 pipeline including working procedure and technology assessment of alternatives
D5.5 Report on how to commission a former natural gas pipeline to a H2 pipeline, including guidelines and working procedures
D6A.1 Report with experimental results
D6A.2 Report with translation of experiments and additional information into QRA model.
D6A.3 Report with QRA results for case studies
D6A.4 Report with recommendations based on QRA results and their translation to the public domain
D6B.1A Report on literature search
D6B.1B Report on the results of experiments to determine leakage rates and maximum allowable leakage rates in working pit
D6B.2A Report on scenarios of ignition during the usage of inflatable gas stoppers
D6B.2B Report on the results of experiments of the effect of ignition, including suggestions for possible additional mitigating measures
D9.1 Literature search for low NOx H2 burners
D9.2 Developing low NOx burner design rules

Hydrogen and transport assets

The following WPs are dedicated to this topic:

  1. WP7: Analysis of the conversion of a natural gas distribution network to hydrogen
  2. WP8: Analyzing digitalization in network management

Below is a list of deliverables resulting from the aforementioned work packages, as well as a link to download them (when available):

Number Deliverable title Publication date Link
D7.1 Inventory report on technical and non-technical aspects of conversion to hydrogen distribution networks
D7.2 Report containing conversion analysis for 3 cases with different scenarios and outline of a conversion plan
D7.3 Synthesis report with generic insights and aspects applicable to any conversion, including a model conversion plan
D8.1 State of the art regarding the digitalization of the current gas grids
D8.2 Report on the need and potential benefits for digitalization of the gas grid
D8.3 Simulation results for the selected use cases
D8.4 Final report describing the need, potential benefits, and most interesting technologies to develop for digitalization of the gas grid

Social aspects of hydrogen

The following WPs are dedicated to this topic:

  1. WP10: Social acceptance for hydrogen transport and storage
  2. WP11: Labor market and training implications of hydrogen

Below is a list of deliverables resulting from the aforementioned work packages, as well as a link to download them (when available):

Number Deliverable title Publication date Link
D10.1 Overview from the literature/studies on societal support for new energy technologies and hydrogen in particular. An exploration of the aspects that (in similar circumstances) hinder or accelerate societal embeddedness.
D10.2 Report on the outcomes of the stakeholders’ perspectives regarding the development and corresponding risks of hydrogen infrastructure
D10.3 Case study report with best practices regarding risk governance and societal embeddedness of innovative energy technologies.
D10.4 Report bringing the different outputs together, aiming to address the strategies and actions that should and can be incorporated in the planning phase of hydrogen projects to improve societal support and uptake.
D11.1 Inventory and analysis of the skills required for the (future) hydrogen economy. Combining this with an extensive analysis of existing education to provide guidelines and improvements for stimulating additional human capital growth for the hydrogen economy

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