Importing one million tons of green hydrogen via the port of Amsterdam
H2A is a consortium of local companies and international partners, who joined forces to import one million tons of green hydrogen via the port of Amsterdam. Due to its geographic location, existing infrastructure and assets, the port of Amsterdam is uniquely positioned to import, store, release and distribute different modalities of green hydrogen to local offtakers and into Northwest Europe. The H2A consortium has been initiated by Evos, SkyNRG, Port of Amsterdam, Zenith Energy Terminals, Hydrogenious (Germany), Electriq Global (Israel), the Municipality of Amsterdam and the Project Office North Sea Canal Area; all significant players in the hydrogen value chain.
In Northwest Europe, demand for green hydrogen is expected to grow exponentially in the coming decades and will exceed the local production potential. In order to meet this growing demand, the import of green hydrogen from countries around the world will be necessary. Recognised as a leading international energy hub, the port of Amsterdam is ready to play a leading role in the import of green hydrogen.
Why the port of Amsterdam?
There are several technologies for transporting hydrogen over long distances. The existing assets and infrastructure in the port of Amsterdam allow the handling of hydrogen through multiple vectors:
The port of Amsterdam will be able to receive, store and distribute non-toxic hydrogen carriers: