H2 Energy Europe plans 1 GW of green hydrogen production from Nordic wind

Hydrogen tanks. Source: US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

September 3 (Renewables Now) - Swiss energy company H2 Energy Europe plans to use electricity from offshore wind farms in the North Sea to power a 1-GW green hydrogen production complex in Denmark, it was announced this week.

The project was unveiled by the Danish government on Monday, which said it will partner with the Swiss firm to accelerate the construction of hydrogen pipelines in the country. The production plant will be installed near Esbjerg and is set to become operational in 2024.

The hydrogen output will be used for trucks and other heavy land-based transport and refuelling stations.

H2 Energy Europe’s director Clifford zur Nieden told energy news service S&P Global Platts that the facility will be capable of producing up to 90,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually. He pointed out that Esbjerg is well-positioned to receive electricity from wind parks in the North Sea and export its output to large industrial areas in Germany and Northern Europe.

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