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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Recent publications

6 July 2021
The Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy announced her plans for a hydrogen infrastructure last week. Gasunie will take on the development of the hydrogen transmission network.
28 June 2021
NortH2 wants to produce large volumes of green hydrogen. The consortium is investigating three options for electrolysis: on a platform, on a man-made island, and directly in the wind turbines.
14 June 2021
‘Hydrogen is needed for many industrial applications that can only become climate-neutral in this way’
7 June 2021
“We should be talking about cutting carbon emissions, not pushing one technique or another!”

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