‘Greenports' looks at large-scale hydrogen production in ports

  • Posted on: 24 January 2019
  • By: Liesbet Van der...

Industrial players (Engie, Colruyt/Eoly, Hydrogenics, Port Zeebruges, Fluxys and Elia), Ghent University (Department Electrical Energy, Metals, Mechanical Constructions & Systems and Department of Economics) and WaterstofNet are backing the ‘Greenports’ study project. On Monday the 21st of January the study’s kick-off meeting took place in Brussels. With the port of Zeebruges as a case study, the group will now consider future possibilities for a large-scale conversion of wind energy to hydrogen in harbour areas.

The idea grew within the Power-to-Gas cluster. The aim of the study is to provide optimal technical solutions and to investigate economic preconditions and the legislative framework. These must in turn make large-scale power-to-gas installations as part of the energy system possible. The study focuses specifically on the port of Zeebruges, but will generate generic knowledge that is transferable to other electricity and gas hubs.

The study is supported by the energy cluster Flux50 and financed by VLAIO. The project coordination lies in the hands of WaterstofNet.