Netherlands aims to lead EU hydrogen ambitions

A cross-sectoral initiative across the Northern Netherlands is shaping up to be Europe’s flagship hydrogen project, as part of plans to create a 'European Hydrogen Valley'

A cross-sectoral initiative across the Northern Netherlands is shaping up to be Europe’s flagship hydrogen project, as part of plans to create a “European Hydrogen Valley”.

“All the conditions you need to roll out a hydrogen economy are here,” said Dutch minister of economic affairs and climate policy, Eric Wiebes, at a “Wind meets gas” conference in Groningen on 17-18 October. “If we fail, everybody will fail.”

The Northern Netherlands, which has won €20 million in EU funds to develop clean hydrogen, has a legacy of energy expertise, infrastructure and demand from its extensive natural gas heritage - Groningen hosts one of the world’s largest gas fields - that it now wants to reorient to hydrogen.

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