New plants to produce 4,000 tonnes of green hydrogen at North Sea Port
Hydrogen producer VoltH2 is building two hydrogen plants on the Dutch territory of the North Sea Port. A total of 4,000 tonnes of green hydrogen will be produced at the facilities in Vlissingen and Terneuzen.
Hydrogen can be used to make heavy industry and transport more sustainable. With an annual production and consumption of almost 600,000 tonnes, North Sea Port is the largest hydrogen hub in the Benelux.
The bulk of hydrogen is still made using natural gas, a process that releases a lot of carbon dioxide. “Each of our two plants will produce 2,000 tonnes of green hydrogen a year from 2026 onwards, preventing 17,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions,” says André Jurres of VoltH2.
The EU’s Just Transition Fund is providing 20 million euros for the project. The area receives European financing to support it in the transition from fossil to green energy as part of the EU's ambition to be climate neutral by 2050. The province of Zeeland has already provided the same amount.
North Sea Port extends for more than 60km along Belgium and the Netherlands. It was formed in 2018 as a merger between the port of Ghent and the ports of Terneuzen and Vlissingen and employs 250 people.
#FlandersNewsService | Illustration picture shows the Cargill plant at the North Sea Port in Terneuzen, the Netherlands, January 2023 © BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK