Shell to Build Europe’s Largest Renewable Hydrogen Plant

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Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company, plans to build Europe’s largest green hydrogen plant in Rotterdam, which will become operational in 2025, the energy giant announced on Wednesday (6 July).

According to a statement by Shell, the new hydrogen plant, Holland Hyrdogen I, will be able to produce up to 60,000 kilograms of renewable hydrogen per day. The renewable power will come from an offshore wind farm in Hollandse Kust, also partly owned by Shell.

The hydrogen produced will supply Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam by replacing some grey hydrogen usage within the facilities.

“Holland Hydrogen I demonstrates how new energy solutions can work together to meet society’s need for cleaner energy. It is also another example of Shell’s own efforts and commitment to become a net-zero emissions business by 2050,” said Executive Vice President Emerging Energy Solutions at Shell, Anna Mascolo.

“Renewable hydrogen will play a pivotal role in the energy system of the future, and this project is an important step in helping hydrogen fulfil that potential,” she added.

The creation of Holland Hydrogen I marks a significant milestone for both the Netherlands and Shell in the hydrogen economy, the press release concludes.