Dutch partners start Europe’s largest green hydrogen project

Green hydrogen production, initially in the Eemshaven and later possibly also offshore, is expected to be around 800,000 tonnes per year by 2040, which could avoid about seven megatonnes or CO2 per year.

Green hydrogen, produced with renewable sources such as wind and solar energy, is central to the Dutch Climate Accord and the European 'Green Deal'.

Currently, the industry is already using large quantities of hydrogen, but this is mainly produced from natural gas and replacement with green hydrogen can contribute significantly to the decarbonization of the industry.

The NortH2 project envisages the construction of wind farms in the North Sea, which can gradually grow to a capacity of about 10 gigawatts, equaling electricity consumption of some 12.5 million Dutch households.

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