Shell To Build Europe’s Largest Renewable Hydrogen Plant

Shell To Build Europe’s Largest Renewable Hydrogen Plant

When Holland Hydrogen I starts operating in 2025, it will produce up to 60,000 kg of renewable Hydrogen and become the largest renewable hydrogen plant in Europe. Hydrogen will be produced by a 200 MW electrolyser, which will be constructed by Shell Nederland and Shell Overseas Investments in the port of Rotterdam.

“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 own efforts and commitment to become a net-zero emissions business by 2050,” said Anna Mascolo, Executive Vice President, Emerging Energy Solutions at Shell, adding further, “Renewable hydrogen will play a pivotal role in the energy system of the future and this project is an important step in helping hydrogen fulfil that potential.”

A HyTransPort pipeline, a new hydrogen pipeline through the Port of Rotterdam, will supply the produced hydrogen to Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, replacing the grey hydrogen. Renewable Hydrogen will thus partially decarbonise the production of energy products like petrol, diesel and jet fuel in the factory. There can be a bigger supply chain of renewable hydrogen in the city where the heavy-duty trucks will need to refuel their tanks helping to decarbonise the commercial road transport.

Building a global hydrogen economy across the developing opportunities, Shell has forayed into production, storage, transport, and delivery of hydrogen to end customers. Owning a 20MW electrolyser in China and a 10MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser in Germany, the energy major has under it around 10% of the global capacity of installed hydrogen electrolysers, The German electrolyser alone can produce about 3,000 tonnes and 1,300 tonnes of hydrogen a year.

There are reports about Shell working on a number of low-carbon hydrogen production projects with potential capacity of over 950 KTPA. EU legislation determines under what conditions the hydrogen produced can be defined as Renewable Hydrogen or as a Renewable Fuel of Non-Biological Origin (RFNBO).

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