NortH2 is an international consortium. We are jointly investigating the feasibility of large-scale production, storage and transmission of green hydrogen.

Large-scale supply of green hydrogen

To make industry greener, we need to be able to rely on a stable, large supply of green hydrogen. Such a large-scale supply is only possible if we tackle the entire supply chain simultaneously.

Given this realisation, the consortium comprising Groningen Seaports, Eneco, RWE, Equinor, Shell and Gasunie, and with the support of the province of Groningen, is investigating how we can achieve this large-scale supply by working together on all aspects of the supply chain – from wind energy and electrolysis to transmission and storage.

The aim is to be able to supply industry with 4GW of green hydrogen by 2030. But the ambition goes further than that. NortH2 wants to upscale to more than 10 gigawatts of green hydrogen production capacity by 2040. By then, green hydrogen output, which will initially be produced in Eemshaven and later possibly offshore as well, will total around 1,000,000 metric tons on an annual basis, cutting carbon emissions by 8 to 10 megatonnes a year.  In this way, NortH2 can make a significant contribution towards achieving the goals set under the Dutch Climate Agreement, as well as towards the even more ambitious European hydrogen targets.

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Recent publications

31 March 2022
As part of its One Planet strategy, the energy company Eneco has decided to join NortH2 as an investment partner.
14 October 2021
After a year and a half of mainly digital meetings, NortH2’s Project Leadership Team finally took a live fieldtrip again.
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.

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