Government commissioning €100,000 research into hydrogen infrastructure

All-island project faces challenges due to ‘early stage of deployment and technological maturity’ of hydrogen technology

Proposed infrastructure aims to decarbonise sectors such as transport by using green, renewable, hydrogen

The state is to spend around €100,000 commissioning research to establish an all-island green hydrogen network.

The Department of Transport and the Department of the Taoiseach’s shared Island unit have issued a tender for research into safety and regulatory frameworks needed to create island-wide renewable hydrogen infrastructure.

The proposed hydrogen infrastructure aims to decarbonise sectors described as difficult to decarbonise, such as transport, by using green – renewable – hydrogen.

“While electrification and the use ...