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Nordic energy valleys as hydrogen hubs – by 2030 and 2040

This call is a joint call between the Nordic Energy Research, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Applications should demonstrate common Nordic use of hydrogen, ammonia and electrofuels in the wider energy systems, e.g. in ports, within transportation and industry.


Only projects with participation from two or more Nordic countries will be eligible. The formal applicant (Project Owner) must be a Research Performing Organisation (RPO) based in one of the Nordic countries. All types of partners can participate in an application and get funding according to the national funding rules. However, only applications with at least two private enterprises from two different countries represented is eligible for funding. The participating enterprises should contribute with a substantial in-kind contribution.


Topics may include a link to sector coupling, such as district heating or industrial processes that support the position of hydrogen valleys as energy hubs. Impact in terms of timeframe for the implementation, contribution to the green transformation, economical and societal impact as well as public support for the suggested solutions should be considered and/or integrated as individual work packages in the applications. Innovation Fund Denmark strongly encourages the applicants to coordinate with the Danish Innomission 2 on green fuels for transport and industry.

Hvor meget?

The total call budget for all participating countries is 60 mio. norske kroner. Applicants can apply for up to 20 mio. norske kroner for a consortium. Max funding to one Danish partner is EUR 300,000 (2,25 Mio. norske kroner) and the total maximum for all Danish partners, if the project has two or more Danish partners, is EUR 500,000 (3,75 mio. norske kroner)

Call details

The application must be uploaded at Nordic Energy Research portal at “Nordic energy valleys as hydrogen hubs – by 2030-2040”.

After the call deadline each Danish participant will receive an invitation to upload the full international application on IFD’s national e-grant platform. 

NB: If the international application is not uploaded on e-grant, IFD cannot not conduct the national eligibility check of the application, which will result in an administrative ineligibility declaration.

Grants from IFD are administrated in accordance with EU Commission Block Exemption regulation for state aid (GBER). 

For more information about the Danish funding rules, funding rates and eligibility criteria please see IFD’s Guidelines: General Terms and Conditions for International Projects

A webinar on the call technicalities will be held in September/October.

Links to roadmaps for Innomssion 2 on green fuels for transport and industry: roadmap1 and roadmap2.

Important Dates
May 20th 2022
Call Opens
September/October 2022
October 31st
Submission deadline

At 13:00 CET, at the Nordic Energy Research homepage ”Nordic energy valleys as hydrogen hubs – by 2030 and 2040”.

November 2022
National eligibility check
February 2023
Decision of funding communicated
February 28th 2023
Projects start date

Contact information

Martin Søndergaard, tlf.: 6190 5065, e-mail: 

Jens Peter Vittrup, tlf.: 6190 5023, e-mail: