“Tomorrow's energy will be water that has been decomposed by electricity,” said Jules Verne almost 150 years ago.
We’re pleased to announced that together with Gasunie we intend to scale up the conversion of sustainable electricity into green hydrogen. The hydrogen will be used to further improve the sustainability of the chemical industry, energy supply and mobility.
The planned 20 megawatt water electrolysis unit – the largest in Europe, its capacity being enough for 1 bus to drive around the world more than 1100 times – is an important step towards scaling up the technology.
The vast majority of the hydrogen used by the industry is produced using natural gas. Replacing this by sustainably produced hydrogen will reduce CO2 emissions significantly. However, we believe that the real potential is in large-scale production as the basis for green chemistry.