Swedish power company Vattenfall will discuss how hydrogen production from offshore wind could play a bigger role in global decarbonisation at the upcoming WindEurope Offshore conference in Copenhagen.
Other topics highlighted at the event include cross-sector decarbonisation by accelerating the use of green hydrogen, cost reduction and financing trends, offshore transmission infrastructure and digitalisation in operations and maintenance.
“A key topic for Vattenfall at the event will be to highlight how to actively explore the exciting potential for renewables-based hydrogen production, with a view to decarbonisation of the entire society,” said Catrin Jung, acting Head of BU Offshore.
Hydrogen produced from renewable electricity via electrolysis can be used to decarbonise industry processes that require high temperature heat and are difficult to fully decarbonise through direct electrification.
Vattenfall is already playing an active role in such initiatives, for example, the cooperation between Vattenfall, steel manufacturer SSAB and mining company LKAB to replace coal with hydrogen in steel making.
Vattenfall has also partnered with other industry participants to set up HySynGas, a large-scale power-to-gas project in northern Germany. The facility will produce green hydrogen and synthetic gases from electricity generated by nearby solar and wind plants.
The WindEurope Offshore conference will take place in Copenhagen between 26th-28th November.