Green hydrogen, produced by electrolysis of water, is a crucial element in a large scale sustainable energy system. As an energy carrier, it enables the storage of renewable electricity produced by wind farms and solar plants. Green hydrogen offers a means to buffer the fluctuations in sustainable electricity production and 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, it offers a sustainable alternative for ‘fossil’ hydrogen used by the chemical industry as a feedstock for the production of chemicals.
We are convinced that the availability of green hydrogen will pivotal for realizing the energy transition in the next decades, and, ultimately, for establishing a future sustainable, CO2-neutral economy.
The role of (green) hydrogen in the energy transition
Expectations about the role of hydrogen in the energy transition are sky-high: it can be used in many places as a CO2– and fossil-free energy carrier and raw material – in industry, transport and many more places. But this hydrogen must be produced green on a large scale in 2030. We need to scale up from the current 10 MW to gigawatts.
Our Hydrohub Gigawatt Scale Electrolyser project is working on such a plant.
Our role in the energy transition
Together with our stakeholders, ISPT is involved in establishing the hydrogen infrastructure that is needed for the energy transition. Given the relevance for both industry and the energy sector, and the scale associated with this, the focus is on large hubs for production at strategic locations, connecting and integrating the process industry with the energy system of the future.
In our Hydrohub Innovation Program we work on several projects that develop new production technologies, scale up existing technologies, and develop the supply chain.