After a year and a half of mainly digital meetings, NortH2’s Project Leadership Team finally took a live fieldtrip again. In the morning, they reviewed the learnings from HyStock Zuidwending in the field of hydrogen conversion from green energy and, most important, they discussed the recently completed first pilot phase of hydrogen storage in the empty salt caverns. The extent to which our cooperation partners are reinventing the wheel was clear, given that real large-scale project cases are still unavailable.
Next, the group visited the Eemshaven, where unique business clusters are emerging in the fields of data, energy, chemicals and green plastic processors. NortH2 plans to build its electrolysis units in this region in the near future. They will be close to the landfall of offshore wind power, the storage in Zuidwending and the hydrogen backbone to the Dutch and German industrial clusters.
Project Leader Erik Mobach: ‘It is impressive to see how, almost in an organic way, logical clusters of collaborating innovative companies are establishing themselves in this port area, and together they are taking major steps towards the greenification of our industry and economy. Our electrolysers and green hydrogen would offer great added value here, in conjunction with the port and the business community and, above all, in balance with the environment.’