HyScaling Webinar 2: Economic and Public Aspects of Green Hydrogen Production


We need to make better electrolysers in better ways to ensure that green hydrogen becomes a serious player in the field of sustainable energy. This means research into innovations and technical developments to reduce costs and increase scale. But it is not just a question of improving the technology. It is also important to put technological developments into context. In other words, we need to assess the requirements for the application of the innovations.

On the 17th of April 2024 we broadcasted our second and final HyScaling webinar. This time we explored the economic and public aspects of green hydrogen production. Five partners of the HyScaling consortium discussed the various green hydrogen application studies they have conducted as part of the Hyscaling-project. We invited Evelien Pingen (Operations Engineer at HyCC), Melanie Klösters (Behavioural researcher energy transition at TNO), Roel Reinders (Regional Manager at Perfact Group), Esben Sørensen (Sr. Director, Global Market Development at Plug Power) and Arend de Groot (Sr. Consultant at TNO). Carol Xiao, Director Business Development at ISPT, hosted the webinar.  

Watch the webinar on technological developments for green hydrogen production 

The webinar is in Dutch, and is subtitled in English.

Use cases

With Arend de Groot and Esben Sørensen we explored 3 contexts in which green hydrogen could take up its future role: the steel industry, the high-temperature heat industry and overcoming the challenges of grid congestion. This exploration of potential hydrogen applications is referred to as ‘use cases’. Five such use cases were investigated during the HyScaling project.
Read more about the results of the Grid Congestion Use Case.

Autonomous Hydrogen Plants 

Roel Reinders and Evelien Pingen explored the possibility of developing an unmanned green hydrogen plant in the near future. Although considered controversial by some, they identified a number of benefits, including enhanced safety, optimised production, better scheduling and fewer night shifts for employees. As part of the HyScaling project, they summarised their findings in the vision document ‘Next steps towards an autonomous large-scale hydrogen plant’

Public perception 

When considering all these methods of green hydrogen production and application, it’s important to consider public perception. In the webinar, Melanie Klösters presented the results of the public perception study. This research, which included questionnaires, determined whether society views green hydrogen as an opportunity or as a source of reluctance.

Stimulate growth and innovation

One of the pillars of the HyScaling project was to consider the entire supply chain. This led to an exceptionally large consortium with a variety of partners. The result: numerous innovations, findings and follow-up projects. ISPT’s Hydrohub Innovation Program aims to create a trust-based environment that connects the parties involved and facilitates the exchange of expertise and know-how in joint projects. The two HyScaling webinars are a means of publicly sharing the results of the project to stimulate growth and innovation across the many sectors involved in green hydrogen.

Also watch the first webinar

Watch the first webinar on technological developments for green hydrogen production


This project is co-funded with subsidy from the Topsector Energy by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.