Offshore production of hydrogen analysis and roadmap

Duration: 18 months (2021 - 2023)


    There is a growing interest for hydrogen as a complementary energy carrier for industrial and mobility applications. Hydrogen storage is an alternative to batteries and an element of response to the intermittent nature of renewable energies, in a long-term perspective. Up to now, hydrogen production technologies have been developed mainly for land production. These technologies are transferable towards offshore renewable energies but will require special attention to mitigate the constraints of the demanding offshore environment. As offshore wind farms move further and further from the shore, the costs associated with power cables increase. In this context, offshore hydrogen could be a competitive option.


    To produce a roadmap and decision-making tools for the future players of the offshore renewable hydrogen market, with a focus on wind farms


    • Landscape analysis
    • Identification of solutions and risks for offshore hydrogen production
    • Development of tools for offshore hy-drogen production analysis
    • Preparation of a hydrogen roadmap for the offshore wind industry


    OPHARM project sheet (PDF)


    This project is led by France Energies Marines.

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    The total project budget is €544K.

    This project receives funding from France Energies Marines and its members and partners, as well as French State funding managed by the National Research Agency under the France 2030 investment plan. It also benefits from the financial support of Normandie, Pays de la Loire and SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions. 

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