Towards zero emission transport corridors

Rhine Hydrogen Integration Network of Excellence (RH2INE), endorsed by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, is an initiative of the Province of Zuid-Holland and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia.

RH2INE is the first comprehensive corridor approach to one of the key priorities of CEF, i.e. “enabling and strengthening the synergies between energy, transport and telecom”. Focussing on the EU’s ambition to become the first zero emission continent, RH2INE seeks to realise market-ready hydrogen applications along one of EU’s oldest core network corridors, powered by the first sustainable and interoperable gas and electricity networks in the world.

The RH2INE collaboration

RH2INE is taking the first step towards a zero-emission transport corridor by developing the right conditions and infrastructure for the use of hydrogen for the inland transport chain e.g. inland shipping, freight transportation by road and rail for the last mile.

RH2INE will stimulate a targeted structural demand for hydrogen in the mobility sector, aligned with a sustainable hydrogen supply network. The transition towards a zero-emission transport sector will accelerate a new and vast flourishing sustainable economy alongside the Rhine-Alpine corridor and an improved quality of life for the people living and working alongside it. 

1.25 billion euros contribution
5,000 more job years
15% less pollutants

RH2INE featured during Dutch-German Hydrogen Symposium

Locations of primary ports

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At Port of Amsterdam we promote hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier. We do this together with Gasunie, Shell, Remeha, Stedin, Groningen Seaports and the Dutch Olympic Team (TeamNL). Our aim is to raise awareness of the sustainable potential of hydrogen among the Dutch public. We also want to draw attention to concrete hydrogen projects and initiatives.
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Duisburg Inner Harbour  is the largest inland port in the world.  It is officially regarded as a "seaport" because seagoing river vessels go to ports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Numerous docks are mostly located at the mouth of the Ruhr where it joins the Rhine.
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DCH Düsseldorfer Container-Hafen GmbH is an efficient partner for local businesses with an annual container handling of 250.000 TEU. On the basis of our intermodal transports, we organise reliable, value-for-money chains of transport for almost all types of goods. As one of the few terminals for hazardous goods along the River Rhine, we are also a competent partner for the chemical industry.
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We strive for participation in many places in order to exploit synergies and increase potential, because networked partnerships are the ideal way to combine additional services under one roof.
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The Port of Rotterdam is working with various partners towards the introduction of a large-scale hydrogen network across the port complex, making Rotterdam an international hub for hydrogen production, import, application and transport to other countries in Northwest Europe. The hub will also enable Rotterdam to maintain its position as important energy port for Northwest Europe in the future.
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RH2INE awarded co-funding of the EU Connecting Europe Facility!

Recently inland shipping powered by hydrogen on the EU Rhine Alpine TEN T corridor between Rotterdam and Genova (IT), took a significant step forward. The RH2INE initiative, in close cooperation with the regions of Zuid Holland and Nordrhein-Westfalen, with the support of the ports of Rotterdam, Duisburg en RheinCargo, has been awarded co-funding of the (CEF).  This EU contribution together with the financial support of the two regions and the three ports, will be used to develop the framework and technical scenario’s as a solid basis for the deployment of hydrogen powered ships and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure along Europe’s main trade corridors in the coming years. The Commission’s evaluation stated that the proposal was of excellent quality and  addressing key issues at the right moment to support EU’s climate ambitions for transport.

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