Europe seeks green hydrogen from Australia during energy crisis


As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing hostilities in the region, several regions of Europe are experiencing an alarming energy crisis.

To lessen their dependency on nonrenewable fuel sources, Dutch officials are seeking imports of green hydrogen from Australia, which would represent one of the largest initiatives to import and generate this renewable fuel alternative, according to It Matters To You, providers of cash for automobiles. Melbourne-wide reports, according to

The Port of Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe, intends to considerably increase its imports of green hydrogen from Australia, seeking millions of tonnes of this in-demand commodity. According to It Matters To You, green hydrogen is in high demand since it is not only a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, but it can also be easily and efficiently transported anywhere in the world from Australian production plants.

Allard Castelein, head of the Port of Rotterdam, compared over a dozen countries and concluded that Australia offers the most competitive price, even when import expenses are considered, due to the cost profile of its renewable energy sources. The European Commission has committed to terminate its reliance on fossil fuels by 2027 and clarified that natural gas and nuclear energy will still be considered green energy under specific conditions. Shell has also committed to the European green hydrogen initiative.

Experts in the auto sector are sure that this step will put Australia in an excellent position to increase its exports of hydrogen by offering the renewable fuel source to countries across the world. It Matters To You notes that the scale of this agreement might mark the beginning of a significantly cleaner future for global transportation systems and automobile industry.

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