The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Alderman Victor Everhardt has presented an Amsterdam hydrogen hub during the World Hydrogen Congress on Wednesday (Oct 6).
The project, Amsterdam NZKG, aims to accelerate the transition to hydrogen by turning the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and North Sea Canal Area into an international hydrogen hub in the coming decades.
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In doing so, hydrogen could be both exported and imported from the region as it looks to provide an infrastructure to support the hydrogen value chain across Europe.
The plans for the hydrogen hub have been outlined in a position paper referencing the unique characteristics of the region that could give hydrogen an excellent starting point to develop sustainable value chains.
One unique factor is that the Port of Amsterdam is one of the largest fuel ports in the world and would have the necessary capacity to import and export hydrogen and distribute it through its embedded gas and fuel infrastructure.
Groups involved in the project include Port of Amsterdam, Schiphol, Tata Steel, Gasunie, Nobian, Vattenfall, Alliander, Province of North Holland, Municipality of Amsterdam, MRA, Zaanstad Maakstad, ORAM, and Projectbureau NZKG.
You can find the position paper here.
US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power
What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?
North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.
What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.
Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.
To book your virtual delegate pass, click here.