Shell announces construction of Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant

Shell announces construction of Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant

The Anglo-Dutch oil giant announced on Wednesday (July 6) that it plans to build Europe’s largest green hydrogen plant in Rotterdam, with commissioning scheduled for 2025.

In a press release, the gas giant said that the new hydrogen plant, Holland Hyrdogen I, should be able to produce up to 60 tons of renewable hydrogen per day. Renewable energy will come from the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kustwhich is partly owned by the Shell group.

The hydrogen produced will supply the park Shell Energy and Chemicals Rotterdam and will replace some of the gray hydrogen — hydrogen of fossil origin — used in the facilities.

“Holland Hydrogen I demonstrates how new energy solutions can work together to meet society’s need for cleaner energy. It is also another example of Shell’s efforts and commitment to becoming a net zero emissions company by 2050.”said Anna Mascolo, senior vice president of new energy solutions at Shell.

“Renewable hydrogen will play a central role in the energy system of the future and this project is an important step in helping hydrogen realize its potential”she continued.

The creation of Holland Hydrogen I marks a milestone for the Netherlands and Shell in the hydrogen economy, the press release concludes.

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