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Hydrogen in Rotterdam

11 May 2021
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The Port Authority is working with various partners towards the introduction of a large-scale hydrogen network across the port complex, making Rotterdam an international hub for hydrogen production, import, application and transport to other countries in Northwest Europe. The hub will also enable Rotterdam to maintain its position as important energy port for Northwest Europe in the future.

Hydrogen: alternative, building block and energy carrier

There is an increasing role for hydrogen. As well as being a replacement for natural gas in generating heat in the process industry, hydrogen is also a building block for the manufacture of products in the sustainable chemical industry. Hydrogen is also developing as an important energy carrier in aviation, shipping and heavy road transport, and will also be used to heat homes and greenhouses.

Hydrogen hub in Rotterdam

The advantages of establishing a hydrogen hub in Rotterdam are many. Large-scale use of hydrogen in industry can considerably reduce carbon emissions. A hydrogen network will also enable the port to continue to play a leading role internationally, as well as remain the motor of the national economy.

Import of hydrogen

Rotterdam aims to be the leading port for sustainable energy. An important part of Rotterdam as Europe's Hydrogen Hub is the import of hydrogen.

Hydrogen economy in Rotterdam

Sustainable international value chains

In Rotterdam we are working hard to promote the large-scale implementation of the hydrogen economy. To ensure the success of these plans, we collaborate with various international partners on the realisation of a solid hydrogen import chain.

Carbon neutral in 3 steps

The energy transition task is clear: We aim to bring the port of Rotterdam in line with the Paris Climate Agreement objectives. Together with companies, we are working towards a carbon neutral port in 3 steps. Steps 1 to 3 are, respectively, efficiency & infrastructure, towards a new energy system, and towards a new raw materials and fuel system.

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