The Danish Minister for Climate, Energy, and Utilities, Dan Jrgensen, led the groundbreaking ceremony for the H2RES project, marking the start of onsite construction of Ørsted’s first renewable hydrogen project.
H2RES will have a capacity of 2 MW and will be located on Ørsted’s Avedre Holme site in Copenhagen. Using Ørsted’s two 3.6 MW offshore wind turbines at Avedre Holme, the project will investigate how to best combine an efficient electrolyzer with the fluctuating power supply from offshore wind.
The facility will generate up to 1,000 kg of renewable hydrogen per day, which will be used to power zero-emission vehicles in the Greater Copenhagen area and on Zealand. The first hydrogen will be produced by the project in late 2021.
Ørsted has established nine renewable hydrogen projects in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom in less than three years, ranging from demonstration projects like H2RES to industrial-scale visions like the potentially 1,300 MW ‘Green Fuels for Denmark’ project.
The Danish Energy Agency’s Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) previously awarded DKK 34.6 million to Ørsted, Everfuel Europe A/S, NEL Hydrogen A/S, Green Hydrogen Systems A/S, DSV Panalpina A/S, Hydrogen Denmark, and Energinet Elsystemansvar A/S for the development of the H2RES project.
“H2RES will be a small, but very important first step in realising Ørsted’s large ambitions for renewable hydrogen, which has fast proven itself as a centrepiece in the green transformation of the European economy to net-zero emissions by 2050. At Ørsted, we believe that renewable hydrogen can become an industrial stronghold of several European economies, including Denmark, while also contributing significantly to bringing down emissions from the hard-to-abate sectors in transport and industry.”Anders Nordstrøm, Vice President and Head of Ørsted’s hydrogen and PtX activities