Submitted by: Hydrogen Innovation and Research Centre (HIRC)
Implemented country: Denmark
Title: H2PIA - The World's First Hydrogen City
For many, hydrogen has been well-known as a remote future solution to the increasing challenge of supplying clean and sustainable energy when fossils fuels become even more expensive than today. For some skeptics, hydrogen is even seen as an almost utopian technology surrounded with and based on pure hype, basically a future that cannot become real before 2050. H2PIA is challenging this view on hydrogen by challenging this view by implementing the vision of the world’s first hydrogen city. Based on existing hydrogen and fuel cell technology, construction of H2PIA can actually begin in year 2007 in Denmark and thereby become an early stepping stone towards the future hydrogen economy.