Solar and wind parks a.o. in the North Sea provide locally sourced renewable energy
The hydrogen sector in the Rotterdam-The Hague area in numbers
investments in hydrogen technology, infrastructure and applications announced, and counting
Grey hydrogen was processed by the industrial cluster in 2020
CO2 reduction to be achieved in 2050 relative to 1990
3 to 4 GW/year of green hydrogen shall be produced in the Netherlands by 2030, providing 25-35% of the Dutch energy demand
Hydrogen as feedstock
Grey hydrogen is currently used for ammonia production and will be a critical component in the production of synthetic kerosine and methanol, for which the first facilities are planned to be operational in 2030 in our region. Accelerating the developments in green hydrogen production therefore plays a crucial role in the energy transition. Various organisations and the Dutch government are investing in large scale production of green hydrogen in our region.
Hydrogen as energy carrier
Energy storage is a critical issue in the transition toward a net-zero future. Hydrogen plays a role as an energy carrier for buffering the energy grid between peak production and consumption and for heavy transport and aviation, where batteries can not provide the energy-density required for the job. The large-scale wind energy parks off the coast in our region will require buffering and play an important role in the hydrogen ecosystem.
Milestones for 2030
Hydrogen for heavy transport
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