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DUTCH CABINET WANTS GASUNIE TO BUILD NORTH SEA HYDROGEN NETWORK



Minister of Climate and Energy Rob Jetten notified the House of Representatives of his desire to instruct Gasunie to build a hydrogen network in the North Sea.


Offshore hydrogen should help harness the vast potential of energy production in the North Sea and so play a significant part in the energy transition. Offshore hydrogen is hydrogen that is created using wind energy and delivered ashore from the North Sea via hydrogen pipelines. As in the sustainability of business and heavy transportation. however, as a starting point in chemistry.


The Netherlands is concentrating on large-scale offshore wind energy in order to meet its climate targets and reduce its reliance on foreign energy sources. The cabinet anticipates that in addition to electricity, hydrogen will also be produced in the North Sea with the further expansion of offshore wind energy after 2030. A hydrogen infrastructure is needed for this.


When hydrogen is used at sea, the generated wind energy is instantly turned to hydrogen, which is then sent via pipelines to land. Energy can be gathered from several locations at sea and transported to land via a single pipeline. Similar to the hydrogen network on land, a portion of the North Sea’s current gas infrastructure might be repurposed for this if it becomes accessible in time.


Additionally, the hydrogen infrastructure permits linkages with other nations and adds more flexibility to our supply of renewable energy through its large-scale storage choices. Together with Germany, Denmark, and Belgium, the Netherlands signed the Esbjerg Declaration last summer, pledging to use the North Sea as a “green power plant.” They aim to produce 65 gigawatts of offshore wind power in 2030, of which 20 gigawatts will be used to create green hydrogen.


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