Project: Green Hydrogen
Company/Alliance: Air Liquide
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Start Date: 2016
Size: 0.55 Mt/yr
CO2 Source: Industrial Separation
Storage: EOR in offshore depleted oil and gas reservoirs
Status: This project is considered on hold after it was not eligible for New Entrants Reserve 300 (NER300) funding in late 2012.
The cost of the hydrogen plant will be €160 million. The cost of the capture unit is currently unknown. Air Liquide applied for NER300 funding on May 9 2011. In July 2012 the project was ranked third to receive funding. However in late 2012 it was withdrawn after the Dutch government was unable to confirm the co-funding of €90 million.
Air Liquide has built a new hydrogen plant at its site in the Botlek area of Rotterdam that will supply up to 130,000 Nm3/h of hydrogen to Air Liquide’s Northwest European hydrogen network. The plant will be "capture-ready", having the potential to incorporate a cryogenic purification unit.
This consortium aims to create the CO2 pipeline infrastructure and terminal (‘hub’) in the Rotterdam Port Area. Until the Hub is built the CO2 is planned to be transported via ship to the injection site.
Other Sources and Press Releases:
Green Hydrogen CCS Project Passes Important Hurdle In Rotterdam (March 2012)
Breakthrough for cleaner industry in the port of Rotterdam (May 2011)