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EU funding for offshore hydrogen production

5 million euros to test a wind-power project launched by a consortium

Offshore hydrogen production from wind energy is about to receive resources for the testing. FCH2-JU (Fuel cells and hydrogen 2 joint undertaking), the Commission’s public-private partnership, has actually awarded 5 million euros to a consortium, owner of the “Oyster” project.
The consortium made up of ITM Power, Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Element Energy will receive resources “to study the feasibility, the potential of the direct combination of an offshore wind turbine with an electrolyser and the hydrogen transport from offshore.”
“Realizing the potential of offshore hydrogen production requires compact electrolysis systems that can withstand offshore environments and require minimal maintenance while meeting cost targets,” a statement reads. The project is expected to start in the course of 2021, whereas its completion is expected by the end of 2024.

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11 January 2021 - 12:22 CET