Affordable hydrogen for many consumers

The plant could be commissioned by 2028 and would be located next to the existing Onyx power plant on the Maasvlakte. The location offers unique conditions for a timely and cost-effective start of blue hydrogen production. For example, the location is near existing infrastructure and key players across the entire value chain are in close proximity to the site.

Significant reduction of CO2 emissions

The project contributes to emission reductions of the largest industrial natural gas users and emitters of CO2 in the Netherlands and Germany, such as gas-fired power plants, as well as chemical and steel producers. The production of ~300 kilotons per year of low-CO2 blue hydrogen could save 2.5 million tons of CO2 per year by using CO2 capture and storage (CCS).


Blue hydrogen necessary bridge technology

Blue hydrogen is a necessary step to rapidly reduce CO2 emissions from energy-intensive industries. Until green hydrogen is available in large quantities at a competitive price, blue hydrogen can meet the demand for carbon-free hydrogen. Using the same infrastructure and production technologies, industries can gradually transition from blue to green hydrogen as the energy transition progresses. This way, blue hydrogen contributes to the rollout of green hydrogen.