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Launch of the SHAREDH2-SUDOE Project

SHAREDH2-SUDOE project partners hold their first meeting on 21-22 February in Burgos to start cooperating for the hydrogen economy.

The main objective of the SHAREDH2-SUDOE project, co-financed by the Regional Development Fund, ERDF, through the INTERREG SUDOE transnational cooperation programme, is to promote and validate the use of renewable hydrogen as a flexible and distributed energy storage solution in local energy communities, which serves as an alternative for the empowerment of strategic rural areas through the development of new sustainable economic activities, the mitigation of environmental impacts and the improvement of the quality of life of its inhabitants.

Within the framework of this project, 3 pilot projects will be carried out:

1. an energy community, promoted by the Bembibre City Council, with photovoltaic installation for self-consumption by the council itself, SMEs and citizens.

2. An energy community, promoted by the Bidart Campus of the School of Engineering ESTIA, with a photovoltaic installation to power a fleet of hydrogen bicycles.

3. A test laboratory to produce and use hydrogen in the Alto Alentejo and Leiria regions of Portugal from photovoltaic energy for use in mobility.

The project partners are the Instituto Tecnológico de Castilla y León Spain, leading the project, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ávila de la Universidad de Salamanca, Ayuntamiento de Bembibre Spain, Agência Regional de Energia da Alta Estremadura Portugal, Agência Regional de Energia e Ambiente do Norte Alentejano e Tejo Portugal, Association des éleveurs de Dordogne, École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées ESTIA, Association DERBI, Capital Energy Services SL and Consortium of the Working Community of the Pyrenees.

Project partners present at project meeting in Burgos

From now until the end of 2026, these project partners will cooperate to carry out a hydrogen diagnosis throughout Portugal, Spain and the South of France, a study of energy communities, a platform for adjusting demand and consumption to optimise energy from renewable energy installations, training sessions and, finally, a transfer plan based on the conclusions of the pilot projects.