Ambitious plans to harness offshore wind power to produce green hydrogen took a major step forward today, as leading renewables developer Ørsted confirmed a final investment decision to proceed with its high profile H2RES demonstration project. The development, located at Avedøre Holme in Copenhagen, Denmark, will see the clean energy giant harness power from its offshore wind turbines to produce hydrogen for the first time. The H2RES project will have a capacity of 2 MW and the facility will produce up to around 1,000kg of renewable hydrogen daily, with the first shipments of the clean gas slated for later this year. The gas will then be used to fuel road transport in Greater Copenhagen and on Zealand.
Business Green 20th Jan 2021 read more »
Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted has made a final investment decision to proceed with the development of a renewable hydrogen demonstration project which will be powered by two offshore wind turbines. After years of increasing its dominance as a world leading offshore wind developer, Ørsted has lately been investigating ways in which its offshore wind assets can diversify the company and power the production of “green” or renewable hydrogen. Ørsted is already part of two consortiums which are investigating the role that renewable electricity generation, specifically offshore wind, can play in production hydrogen – known as green hydrogen.
Renew Economy 21st Jan 2021 read more »