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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 Kickstart Study delivered!

The CEF-funded RH2INE Kickstart Study on the application of hydrogen in inland waterway transport was coordinated by the Province of Zuid Holland, in cooperation with the ministry of Economic Affairs of Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Port of Rotterdam, Duisport and Rheincargo. Together with experts from DNV, Buck Consultants/CE Delft/KIWA and ZBT/Energy Engineers detailed recommendations have been developed. 

The results of the sub-studies offer detailed insights into the sustainable integration of hydrogen as a transport fuel in the full value chain of the transport sectors with one of the highest potential demands for hydrogen: inland waterway transport.

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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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