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Shell and Gasunie plan to build massive Dutch green hydrogen plant

Friday, 20 March 2020

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Oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch gas company Gasunie plan to build a massive green hydrogen plant in the northern Netherlands in the next decade, the companies said on Thursday, to cut emissions. 

Shell and Gasunie will advance the project, dubbed 'NortH2' in conjunction with local Dutch authority, Groningen Seaports, with a large hydrogen electrolyser to be sited in Eemshaven.

Fueled by a large new wind farm off the coast of Groningen province, the plant would ultimately be able to produce 800,000 tonnes of hydrogen by 2040, the companies said, cutting the Netherlands’ CO2 emissions by about 7 megaton per year. 

Its capacity would be roughly equal to th...

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