Sourcing Hydrogen for Alternative Mobility, Realising Opportunities and Creating Know How in Ireland.
January 2024 - January 2029


The SH2AMROCK concept will deploy green hydrogen across key hard-to-abate sectors across the Island of Ireland including key infrastructure to enable the production, distribution, and use of green hydrogen. The 5 year-project, with a total investment of approximately €62.5m, will showcase the capacity of H2 to maximise penetration of RES through sector coupling, while facilitating widespread integration of renewable H2 into Ireland’s energy system. SH2AMROCK will realise this goal through the deployment of the country’s first hydrogen valley and multi-modal H2 transport hub in Galway – accelerating the island of Ireland’s energy transition and decarbonisation across multiple end-user applications – and other applications in the industrial and built environment sectors. Strategic objectives: O1. Highlight hydrogen’s role to enable a deeper decarbonisation of the Irish economy through sector coupling. O2. Establish Ireland’s first multi-modal hydrogen transport hub. O3. Enable creation of a domestic market for green hydrogen value chains O4. Ensure a fair and just transition for Ireland’s isolated communities. O5. Production of at least 500 tons of green hydrogen per year, to be online by 2028. O6. Use green hydrogen production to realise decarbonisation in multiple end use applications. O7. Create strong connections with existing European hydrogen valleys, and associated initiatives, to foster strong linkages in the European hydrogen sector. O8. Instigate sustainable economic growth and industrialisation of Ireland. O9. Foster All-Ireland hydrogen knowledge sharing, replication activities, and cross-border strategy development. O10. Introduction of hydrogen into the Irish energy mix to increase flexibility, security, and resilience. O11. Leverage lessons learned from SH2AMROCK to help develop hydrogen valley roadmaps in key replication regions in Ireland, Europe, and globally. Implementation activities to reach SH2AMROCK objectives: Deployment site 1: MontLucas • Production: 4 MW capacity delivered in 2 stages. An initial 2 MW already has planning permission with direct onsite trailer filling for 3 trailers. Electrical grid connection to existing onsite operational wind turbines (total 84 MW) and the grid. • Distribution: hydrogen tube trailers. Deployment site 2: Galway Port • 350 bar HRS for mobility (vehicle fleets including double decker buses, long-distance intercity coaches, logistics trucks, delivery vans, minibuses, and maritime vessel) • Galway Centre of Excellence (stationary FC & distribution via pipeline). Deployment site 3: Colas site at Oranmore • Bitumen production plant (H2 is used in high-temperature heat processes), distribution by trucks. Deployment site 4: Connemara Airport • Hydrogen aircraft test flights.


Aragon Hydrogen Foundation will lead the replication package, aiming to develop a set of long-term roadmaps for different stakeholder groups on the island of Ireland as well as to deliver studies for the potential replication of SH2AMROCK to other EU regions and beyond. FHa will also collaborate with other partners in WP5 to carry out a sustainability impact analysis, a Life Cycle Assessment and will develop a dynamic full energy balance for the complete project. Apart from that, FHa will lead participate in transversal topics such as Communication, Dissemination, Education and Training activities.
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