HyCC, the Dutch hydrogen firm, has launched H2era to build a 500 MW green hydrogen plant in the Amsterdam port region.

The initiative, which was started in collaboration with the Port of Amsterdam, represents a significant step forward in the development of the regional hydrogen economy, which will aid in the decarbonization of industry and transportation.

“The use of green hydrogen is crucial to reduce emissions from industries such as steel, chemicals, and aviation,” said Marcel Galjee, Managing Director HyCC to Energy Global. “With the H2era project, we can produce an important part of the hydrogen locally and lay the foundation for a sustainable hydrogen economy in the Amsterdam region.”

HyCC expects the new facility in the Amsterdam port region to begin operations in 2027. HyCC and the Port of Amsterdam have conducted a preliminary feasibility study, and the project will be further developed throughout the research phase in the next months (pre-FEED).

H2era will use electrolysis to generate green hydrogen and oxygen from renewable power and water. Discussions with multiple stakeholders are presently ongoing to utilize hydrogen to decarbonize industry in the area. Furthermore, hydrogen may be employed for green transportation. In the future, the new facility might be linked to a nationwide pipeline network, allowing hydrogen to be exchanged across industrial clusters.

Dorine Bosman, Chief Investment Officer of the Port of Amsterdam told Energy Global: “500 MW of green hydrogen production is an enormous asset for the regional hydrogen economy. With this project, the Port of Amsterdam strengthens its position as a frontrunner in the transition to a sustainable, circular economy.”

According to the regional energy plan, considerable volumes of green hydrogen will be used to decarbonize industry and transportation in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. In addition to imports, local hydrogen generation based on renewable power is critical to the shift.

HyCC is also collaborating with the Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel on Project H2ermes, a 100 MW facility at the Tata Stell Ijmuiden site.

Source: Energy Global

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