Eneco has submitted the permit application for the realisation of the ‘Eneco Electrolyzer’, a plant for the production of green hydrogen in Rotterdam’s Europoort. The company says so in a press release. With this, Eneco, working together with parent company Mitsubishi, wants to help industrial customers make their processes and products more sustainable. After all, green hydrogen is produced with renewable electricity.
- Eneco is one step closer to building a hydrogen plant.
- It could produce 80 kilotonnes of hydrogen.
An electrolyser is a hydrogen plant that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity. The Eneco Electrolyser will use renewable energy from solar parks and wind farms to produce clean hydrogen that’s initially aimed towards the industrial sector. At the moment, the sector uses natural gas – a fossil fuel – to produce hydrogen. Moreover, hydrogen could eventually replace natural gas as a fuel in the industrial and electricity sectors and play a part in more flexible production of electricity.
80 kilotonnes of hydrogen
The Eneco Electrolyzer will be developed next to the Enecogen power station in Europoort. This location means the two facilities can share some infrastructure, which has advantages with regards to costs and realisation time. The Eneco Electrolyzer will have a capacity of eventually 800 megawatts. This means it will be able to produce up to 80 kilotonnes of hydrogen every year, depending on the amount of renewable energy available and the demand for green hydrogen from the industrial sector.
Eneco has submitted its planning application now in the expectation that it will be able to work towards building the Eneco Electrolyzer over the next few years. Construction is scheduled to start in 2026, and the hydrogen plant is currently scheduled to start operating in 2029.