The Central European Hydrogen Corridor is an initiative by a group of four leading Central European gas transmission infrastructure companies (EUSTREAM - the Slovak gas TSO, Gas TSO of Ukraine, NET4GAS – the Czech gas TSO and OGE – a leading German gas TSO).

The Central European Hydrogen Corridor was initiated in 2021 to explore a feasible and affordable way to transport hydrogen from future major hydrogen supply areas in Ukraine via Slovakia and the Czech Republic to future hydrogen demand areas in Germany.
The members of the initiative share the vision that renewable and low-carbon hydrogen will play an important role in Central Europe in the future and will be essential for achieving the Paris Agreement target.
The Central European Hydrogen Corridor initiative aims to create a hydrogen “highway” in Central Europe to transport hydrogen from future hydrogen supply areas in Ukraine via Slovakia and the Czech Republic to future hydrogen demand areas in Germany.
There is no direct connection, but three of the project promoters (EUSTREAM, NET4GAS and OGE) are also members of the EHB initiative and Gas TSO of Ukraine is considering joining the EHB initiative.
Hydrogen producers, large hydrogen consumers and other gas infrastructure companies in Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany are welcome to join the initiative or to form partnerships with the four project promoters.
The project promoters have started to explore the technical feasibility of creating a Central European Hydrogen Corridor for transportation of up to 120  GWh per day or 13 bcm per year of hydrogen from Ukraine to Germany by 2030.

Such technical feasibility studies are very complex, so the first results on the feasibility and cost of such transportation of hydrogen will not be available before 2022.

Any information regarding the feasibility and timeline will be published on this website as soon as it is available.

The project promoters have started to explore the technical feasibility of creating a Central European Hydrogen Corridor to transport up to 120 GWh per day or 13 bcm per year of hydrogen from Ukraine to southern Germany by 2030.

Such technical feasibility studies are very complex, so a definitive conclusion on the feasibility, the capacity and cost of such transportation of hydrogen is not likely before 2022.

However, based on preliminary analysis, we believe that the hydrogen corridor can be created based on repurposed existing gas infrastructure, combined with targeted investments in new dedicated hydrogen pipelines and compressor stations at an affordable cost.

Any information on expected capacity and costs will be published on this website as soon as it is available.