Hydrohub Innovation Program

Largescale, electrolysis-based production of sustainable and low-cost hydrogen

We support industries to become truly sustainable. Green hydrogen is a crucial element in the future large scale sustainable energy system. Huge amounts of hydrogen are needed towards 2030 and 2050. At the moment, green hydrogen is not available at the scale and cost needed.

We enable electrolysis-based production of sustainable low cost hydrogen at scale as a driver for circular industrial chains.

Hydrogen will play a role as energy storage, energy carrier, and feedstock. As an energy carrier, it enables the storage of renewable electricity produced by wind farms and solar plants. Green hydrogen thus offers a means to buffer the fluctuations in sustainable electricity production and thereby to create a robust energy system. Adding to this, producing green hydrogen is a way to make sustainable energy available to industries and transport sectors that cannot be powered electrically. And thirdly, green hydrogen offers a sustainable alternative for ‘fossil’ hydrogen used by the chemical industry as a feedstock for the production of chemicals. 

Hydrogen – Make it Happen

Hydrogen is thus one of the key puzzle pieces of the energy transition. We work on projects that develop new hydrogen production technologies, scale up existing technologies, and develop the supply chain.


ISPT makes every effort to create a trust-based environment that connects the parties involved and facilitates their sharing of expertise and know-how in joint projects. This gets development off to a flying start and accelerates the implementation of technology to actually establish the hydrogen infrastructure.  

Recently, we published an advanced design of the way a one-gigawatt green-hydrogen plant would look like in 2030. You can read all about the design and the installed capital cost in the our latest report.

Cooperation with partners

We connect the Dutch manufacturing industry, the end users, academic partners to bring innovations rapidly from idea to market. In this way, we accelerate the formation of a Dutch green hydrogen technology sector and the industrial energy transition. ​In total, over 90 parties are connected to the Hydrohub Innovation Program.

Hydrohub Projects

The Hydrohub Megawatt test centre

Development of an open-innovation infrastructure for stress testing of water electrolysis technology at an industrially relevant scale.

The Hydrohub Gigawatt Scale Electrolyser

Conceptual design of a many-electrolyzer system of gigawatt size – the size that bridges large-scale renewable power production in offshore wind parks and industrial-scale use of hydrogen for feedstock and energy purposes.

The HyChain studies

A series of exploratory studies focused on a strategic understanding of the drivers behind global emergence of hydrogen value chains, covering aspects such as sources of supply, demand, transport, costs, environmental impact and public engagement.

Hydrohub HyScaling

Better performing electrolyzers by improving the manufacturing and the project aims to reduce 25-30% for levelized costs of hydrogen (compared to the state-of-the-art technology) by 2030. 

Solide Oxide Electrolysis Development

A solid oxide electrolyzer cell (SOEC) is a solid oxide fuel cell that runs in regenerative mode to achieve the electrolysis of water (and/or carbon dioxide) by using a solid oxide, or ceramic, electrolyte to produce hydrogen (and/or carbon monoxide) and oxygen. The technology allows high-temperature electrolysis, typically between 500 and 850 degrees C.

Green Hydrogen Safety in Large-Scale Industrial Production

We want to deepen the understanding of the potential risks of explosions due to mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen in electrolysis equipment. The project provides credible scenarios and facts on the fundamentals of explosions and the validity of detonation.

Join the Hydrohub Innovation Program

The Hydrohub Innovation Program is open for more participants. For more information, use the contact form below to contact Program Director Andreas ten Cate and Program Manager Carol Xiao.

Andreas ten Cate - Program Director ISPT

More information on the Hydrohub Innovation Program

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