The future of green hydrogen

There is a lot of buzz around the possibilities of hydrogen as fuel and  new energy carrier in our energy system. Hydrogen can be a key ingredient to reach carbon-neutrality in Europe and an important solution to move away from fossil fuels. To explore the opportunities and risks of introducing large scale green hydrogen production in the Netherlands Stork started a research named “Green Electrons to Green Hydrogen” (GE2GH2). The goal is to find a way to leverage the partnerships and connections in the value chain to drive awareness and action and to ensure that the Netherlands can become an internationally leading hydrogen country. The target for this project is to replace 2 billion m3 natural gas per year by green hydrogen avoiding 3.6 Mton CO2 emissions in 2030.

The study “Green Electrons to Green Hydrogen” (GE2GH2) aims for scaling up green hydrogen production in the Netherlands for utilization in industry, transportation and buildings. The study was supported by the Climate-KIC Knowledge and Innovation Community, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. 

On Wednesday, December 18th 2019 we presented the preliminary results of this study in a webinar. The recordings of this webinar can be seen here and will provide preliminary answers to the following questions:

  • What is the potential market demand for green hydrogen in transport, industry and buildings?
  • What are the best practices and best available technologies for green hydrogen production, transport, distribution, storage and conversion?
  • What does the supply chain look like, which stakeholders are involved and what is their position?
  • What are the associated costs for producing, transporting and converting green hydrogen?
  • Is there a viable business model for the parties involved in the supply chain?
  • How can the knowledge of this study speed up the adoption of green hydrogen?
  • What are the risks, opportunities and success criteria for large scale hydrogen supply and what are the challenges and barriers and how to tackle them?
  • What is the road map and what are viable pathways for rapidly scaling green hydrogen?

 

The final results of the study are expected to be made publicly available by Climate-KIC before mid 2020.

What is Climate-KIC?

Stork AMT is partner of Climate-KIC, the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to help society mitigate and adapt to climate change.

 


Jack Doomernik is professor of Smart Energy at Avans University of Applied Sciences and principal consultant at Stork Asset Management Technology. Jack advises organizations on energy management processes and implementation of new, energy-efficient technologies. Jack is the project lead for the GE2GH2 project.

Willem Hazenberg is chairman of HYDROGREENN (HYDROGen Green Regional Energy Economy Network Northern Netherlands), board member NEN Hydrogen for Industry and Build Environment, Project Manager of the Hydrogen City Hoogeveen, Stork SME Hydrogen, member advisory council Hydrogen education.


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