In order to meet the climate targets in 2030 and 2050, the Netherlands and Europe will have to produce more and more renewable energy and greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels. As a result, the share of electricity produced by wind and sun will have to increase significantly. However, sun and wind are not available on demand and the supply is subject to strong fluctuations, depending on the season and weather conditions. In order to fully utilize the sustainably generated energy, green energy must be stored. Hydrogen offers a solution here: it is ideally suited for storing large amounts of energy for long periods of time and can prevent grid congestion. Moreover, it is an ideal energy carrier for the aviation (industry).
Seven partners from the Northern Netherlands have therefore launched an initiative to achieve 'The realization and demonstration of an electrolyzer in the operational environment of Groningen Airport Eelde.' An electrolyzer is a device that uses electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen and is used as a green hydrogen plant.
This electrolyzer will be scalable and can be further developed for automated series production in the Northern Netherlands. The project partners are thus investing in a sustainable future for the North Netherlands economy and energy supply.