The AquaVentus Vision
One million tonnes of green hydrogen per year, produced from wind energy on the North Sea and transported on land by pipeline – that is the vision of AquaVentus. More than 100 companies, organisations and research institutes along the entire value chain collaborating as broad-based project family in realising 10GW of generation capacity by 2035.
Why green hydrogen from offshore wind?
The synchronisation of generation and consumption as well as the transport of green energy are among the major challenges we face. Green hydrogen is the key, not only to circumvent grid bottlenecks and cold-dark periods, but also to decarbonise industrial sectors that cannot be electrified. Moreover, hydrogen is a central link between the sectors because it can be stored and can be used as a raw material, fuel and energy carrier. The interplay between green electrons and molecules is a solutions for the transformation of our energy and economic system, but also for security of supply when produced in the North Sea.
Setting the necessary course for offshore wind hydrogen production:
- Update of the Nat. Hydrogen Strategy: Anchoring concrete targets for the production and transport of green hydrogen from offshore wind.
- Expand WindSeeG: Further develop offshore hydrogen from an option to a renewable energy expansion pillar.
- Offshore H2 in FEP Revision: Designate areas for at least 1 GW offshore H2 generation by 2030 including a min. 10 GW transmission pipeline. Further potentials up to 10 GW in 2035 allocated in the German EEZ and across borders.
- Balancing funding gaps for offshore hydrogen projects in the start-up phase.
- Acceleration of plans for the expansion of a North European Hydrogen Pipeline Network in the North Sea.
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Future technology for green hydrogen
With the help of the projects’ pioneering technical work, the AquaVentus initiative aims to achieve its ambitious goals by 2035. In the long term, however, the AquaVentus project family’s plans also include integration into a European hydrogen network.
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