Lhyfe, a French company that develops renewable hydrogen, recently disclosed plans for a 200MW project in the Netherlands.
The Delfzijl chemical cluster in the province of Groningen will house the green hydrogen project, which is scheduled to go into operation in 2026.
It will be able to produce 55 tonnes of renewable green hydrogen per day, or more than 20,000 tonnes per year.
The necessary piece of land and connections for renewable energy are already in place for Lhyfe in the Netherlands.
The Delfzijl project is contingent upon receiving the necessary operating licences, building permits, and financial investment decisions.
A sizable industrial and chemical sector exists in Delfzijl, where significant amounts of hydrogen are already used in production procedures.
Lhfye will be able to assist businesses in their decarbonization efforts by providing them with renewable green hydrogen produced by the electrolysis of renewable electricity generated in the area.
With the construction of a national pipeline to supply industrial clusters, the Netherlands hopes to lead the way in green hydrogen in Europe.
The Groningen gas infrastructure will serve as the foundation for this “hydrogen backbone.”
In order to ensure a consistent supply of clean hydrogen to the industrial customers when renewable energy is not available, old salt caverns will be transformed into hydrogen storage along the backbone.
Head of Central and Eastern Europe at Lhyfe, Luc Grare, said “Delfzijl is an ideal location for renewable green hydrogen production as it has direct access to renewable energies from its offshore wind power plants which are situated off the coast.”
“The region’s goal is to become the leading hydrogen valley of North-Western Europe and to build up a complete value chain from production, storage and transportation of green hydrogen.”
“Renewable green hydrogen as an energy carrier will support the transport of offshore generated energy through the country, helping to ease an already congested electricity grid.”
“As such, Lhyfe’s Delfzijl plant will be able to supply green hydrogen throughout the Netherlands, as well as to potential off-takers in Germany and other bordering countries.”