The Northern Netherlands aim to become one of the frontrunners in hydrogen. The grant application from the Northern Netherlands for a Hydrogen Valley has been selected by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) of the European Commission to prepare for a grant of 20 million with a public-private co-finance of 70 million. This grant is allocated to develop a fully functioning green hydrogen chain in the Northern Netherlands. The consortium aims to sign the contract no later than January 2020, also the starting point of the 6 year long project.
Everything one needs
Minister Wiebes of Economic Affairs and Climate fully supports the initiative. According to him, the Northern Netherlands have everything one needs for a extensive, successful and sustainable hydrogen economy. The list with projects show according to Wiebes, that there is a new perspective for the local economy and that the Northern Netherlands will keep on playing an important role in the Dutch energy transition.
Source article: snn.nl