Hydrogen is expected to play an important role in the transition to a sustainable energy supply, along with energy savings, electrification and bio-based materials. It offers the possibility to greatly increase the use and application of wind and solar energy. But there is still a long way to go before we have large-scale production of green hydrogen by splitting water with energy from renewable sources. And there are questions, such as affordability, safety, spatial impact and, by extension, public support.
The Netherlands as an international hydrogen hub
Which collaborations and hydrogen projects are there? Are we cooperating internationally with other countries? What is the position of the Netherlands in the field of hydrogen relative to other countries?
Rene Peters from TNO, Noe van Hulst Hydrogen Envoy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Rene Schutte from Gasunie discuss the important role of hydrogen and the position that the Netherlands plays in the transition to a sustainable energy supply. View the webinar slides (pdf).
Webinar International hydrogen hub
Applications and production of hydrogen
TNO and partners are also working on pioneering technologies such as the conversion of electricity into heat (Power2Heat), the production of hydrogen via innovative electrolysers (Power2Hydrogen), the conversion of sustainable hydrogen into fuels (Power2Fuels also known as E-Fuels or Electrofuels) and the indirect thermochemical and direct electrochemical conversion of water, CO2 and nitrogen with the help of electricity to chemicals (Power2Chemicals).
Webinar 4 applications of hydrogen and production
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Breakthrough electrolyser development: 200 times less iridium needed
Produced via electrolysis using electricity from the sun and wind, green hydrogen has a crucial role to play in the energy transition. Iridium is a scarce material that is presently essential to electrolysers working with the commonly used Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology.
Storage and transport of hydrogen
Hydrogen storage is essential to reduce carbon emissions. We’re developing technologies and carrying out tests on hydrogen storage and transport.