Shell, Equinor, RWE and Gasunie are to push ahead with plans for a large-scale offshore hydrogen park off the coast of Germany.
Increased funding from the EU and national governments have boosted the prospects for carbon capture technologies in Europe. Three projects in the Netherlands, Norway and UK could be operational by 2024.
The cost of electrolysers have fallen sharply over the last decade, but power-to-gas technologies will not be competitive with fossil-based hydrogen before 2030, panelists told a webinar hosted by CMS law firm.
The road to large-scale hydrogen production is likely to be long and riddled with tough challenges, particularly if it is to become a fixture offshore.
An oil refinery in northern Germany wants to turn excess wind power into green hydrogen to replace natural gas and produce synthetic fuels for aviation.
Neptune Energy has announced it will partner with Dutch energy infrastructure firm, Gasunie, on the PosHYdon pilot, the world’s first offshore green hydrogen project.
The Netherlands wants to become a leader in green hydrogen production, but projects will require subsidies and more private investors to get off the ground.
A group of firms will try to convert a Dutch power plant from gas to hydrogen.