The purpose of this LAP is to highlight if a simplified process exists for localised production units as compared to centralised ones taking advantage of the smaller amount of hydrogen considered, and if yes, what is the threshold and what are the permitting requirements and process.
Most of the countries (15) reported that there is no simplified process and that the same rules as for centralized units apply.
The lack of simplified process as a barrier to deployment as it imposes significant costs and obligations to small production units, which already suffer from the lack of economies of scale inherent with large industrial production. This further limit the development of localised, (possibly environmentally friendly) production points of hydrogen
This map depicts the severity of this barrier across the HyLaw Partner countries.
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The HyLAW project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 737977.
This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.