NortH2 might be Europe’s most ambitious wind-to-hydrogen project. The joint objective is to achieve large-scale green hydrogen production using offshore wind power.

Large-scale green hydrogen production

NortH2 wants to produce as much as 4 gigawatts of green hydrogen by 2030, which will fulfil one of the goals set by the Dutch Climate Agreement. But the ambition goes further than that. NortH2 wants to upscale to more than 10 gigawatts by 2040. By then, green hydrogen output, which will initially be produced in Eemshaven and later possibly offshore as well, will total around one million metric tons on an annual basis, cutting carbon emissions by over eight to ten megatons a year. The consortium, consisting of Gasunie, Groningen Seaports, Shell Nederland, Equinor and RWE, has the support of the Groningen provincial authority and does not rule out other serious partners joining the project further down the line.

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NortH2 could help northwest Europe take a great leap forward towards net zero CO₂ emissions by 2050. How do we plan to do it? Watch the video.

Recent publications

14 June 2021
‘Hydrogen is needed for many industrial applications that can only become climate-neutral in this way’
25 May 2021
The German government could not have been any clearer last year: hydrogen, and green hydrogen in particular, is crucial for the future energy system.
29 April 2021
Green hydrogen is emerging as the missing link in the energy transition, and yet it is still not commonly produced, and it is expensive. Ulco Vermeulen (member of the Gasunie
1 April 2021
We recently completed the first phase of the NortH2 feasibility study. These are the most important lessons learned from that research.

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