Boosting the hydrogen transition in the Atlantic Area ports

Duration: 36 months (2023-2026)


The European Green Deal aims to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2030. Ports can act as drivers of this energy transition as promoters of a more sustainable port activity and maritime transport, and as a place where a very wide range of stakeholders with common interests are interacting. For all these reasons, the Atlantic ports are positioned as an excellent testing platform that will allow the application of the results in many different sectors, thus strengthening their competitiveness and decarbonation.


To assess, develop and promote the use of technologies based on green hydrogen from renewable energies in Atlantic Area ports

Scientific and technical context

Current situation analysis and opportunities in Atlantic Area

  • Mapping of hydrogen initiatives present and planned
  • Identification of most promising hydrogen applications and benefits, bottlenecks, and possible measures
  • Identification of opportunities in HYDEA ports

Case studies, business models and decision support tool

  • Definition of case studies for each HYDEA port, then technical, economical, environmental, and social assessment
  • Development of new hydrogen services and port business models
  • Development of a decision support tool to facilitate selection of hydrogen technologies
  • Reconstruction of offshore wind metrics using data-driven methods

Solutions and pilots of hydrogen-based technologies

  • Setting up different demonstration activities in Spain, Portugal, France, and Ireland
  • Supporting other agents to test and/or develop their technologies and hydrogen business models


  • Development of a community of the entire hydrogen value chain
  • Transfer of knowledge, best practices, and innovations
  • Preparation of action plans for HYDEA ports
  • Preparation of a roadmap for the implementation of hydrogen in the Atlantic area ports


HYDEA project website

HYDEA project sheet (PDF)

HYDEA project video

Partners and funding

The project is led by Energy Lab.

The total project budget is €3.43M.

This project receives European funding from the Interreg Atlantic Area programme.

Photo credit: APDL

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