Energy crisis breakthrough: Shell offers lifeline with ‘largest green hydrogen plant’

Date:

Share post:


Set to go live in 2025, Shell Nederland BV and Shell Overseas Investments BV, both subsidiaries of UK-based Shell plc, have taken the final investment decision to build Holland Hydrogen I. Once completed, this site become the continent’s largest renewable hydrogen plant, producing up to 60,000 kilograms of green hydrogen every day using a 200MW electrolyser that will be constructed on the Tweede Maasvlakte in the port of Rotterdam

This plant is a significant step in helping the EU end its reliance on Russian gas exports, as hydrogen has been tipped to be a replacement for natural gas.

But while the technology has been tipped to become a low-carbon alternative, most hydrogen (blue and grey hydrogen) is still produced from fossil fuels.

Green hydrogen, which is completely carbon-free, is produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable electricity as opposed to using fossil fuels for the process.

The renewable energy required for the electrolyser will come from the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (noord), which Shell partly owns.

According to a statement by Shell, the renewable hydrogen produced will be used to supply the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, by way of the HyTransPort pipeline.

Here, the green hydrogen will replace some of the grey hydrogen usage in the refinery, and thus reduce their industrial use of fossil fuels.

Doing so would partially decarbonise the facility’s production of energy products like petrol and diesel and jet fuel.

Anna Mascolo, Executive Vice President, Emerging Energy Solutions at Shell said: “Holland Hydrogen I demonstrates how new energy solutions can work together to meet society’s need for cleaner energy.

READ MORE: UK’s first mass produced hydrogen truck set to be exported to EU



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img

Related articles

England player ratings: Jude Bellingham rips Senegal apart as five players get 8s

England produced a superb performance to claim a comfortable victory over Senegal and set up a mouthwatering World...

Jude Bellingham hits out at 'ridiculous' comments on England's 'underrated' World Cup hero

Jude Bellingham has hit out at 'ridiculous' comments made about 'underrated' England star Jordan Henderson. The duo...

Raheem Sterling's house 'broken into by burglars' as England star jets home from World Cup

Chelsea and England star Raheem Sterling has flown home from Qatar after his house was broken into...

England set up tantalising France World Cup quarter-final after dominant Senegal win

Even the Senegal drums seemed to miss a beat before the moment that confirmed England can actually...