The “Hydrogen Initiative Energy Model Region Austria Power & Gas” (WIVA P&G) is pursuing the goal of demonstrating the transition of the Austrian economy to a largely CO2-neutral structure, with the production and use of renewable hydrogen as a key component of this plan in the sectors of energy, industry and mobility. The research association WIVA P&G engages and coordinates work to realise the model region, which spans Austria and enjoys international visibility. WIVA P&G compiles and networks the experience gained from more than 30 completed and ongoing projects, and is planning the implementation of at least 25 future subprojects as well as the integration of additional projects. Within this framework, the entire value chain – from the production and storage of green hydrogen to its chemical conversion to methane or other hydrocarbons, as well as burning and reconversion – is being analysed, developed and demonstrated in various applications and processes.
Prof. Horst Steinmüller
Energy Institute JKU Linz / General Manager WIVA P&G