Eemshydrogen is a hydrogen project by RWE in the Northern Netherlands. The plan is to build an electrolyser for the production of green hydrogen on the Eemshavencentrale site. Green hydrogen is made using sustainable wind or solar energy. The green hydrogen produced can be stored or transportes to end users such as the chemical industry.
Why this project?
Green hydrogen is necessary for a successful energy transition. Eemshydrogen can, for example, supply clean hydrogen to the transport sector or to the chemical plants on the industrial site in Delfzijl, which need a lot of hydrogen. The green hydrogen will partly replace the grey hydrogen, thereby helping to reduce industrial carbon emissions.
RWE is a proud leader in the development of green hydrogen and have the knowledge and possibilities available in house to produce it. A good example is the electrolyser site in Lingen (Germany).
With the Eemshydrogen project, the company is contributing to the scaling-up of the production of green hydrogen.
What is the result of the project?
Unlike solar or wind energy, hydrogen isn’t dependent on the weather. We can store hydrogen and use it when we need it, e.g. even on still and cloudy days. The electrolyser which are going to be built for the production of green hydrogen will have a capacity of 50 megawatts. Depending on developments in the market and regulations, RWE may be able to scale up this capacity further. The green hydrogen soon to be produced by the electrolyser can reduce CO2 by more than 250,000 tons during the duration of the project. That is comparable to the CO2 emissions of thirteen thousand households over a period of a year.
The final investment decision (FID) for Eemshydrogen is expected for 2023. At that time, the construction of the electrolyser can begin – aiming to start producing green hydrogen by 2026.