Offshore green hydrogen project ‘success’

The trial looked into the feasibility of producing green hydrogen from offshore wind energy

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The first phase of a project has been completed to see how viable offshore green hydrogen production can truly be.

The findings have revealed that producing green hydrogen from offshore wind energy is not only feasible but economically viable.

Project BEHYOND was led by EDP, working in conjunction with TechnipFMC, CEiiA, WavEC, and Norwegian University USN.

The trial investigated different configurations for offshore hydrogen production modules, in which electrolysis is carried out using energy from offshore wind farms.

The study found there to be “potential for dual renewable production in the same location, creating synergies in terms of infrastructure, energy transport cables and grid points” and this “can be implemented all over the world.”

Portuguese research centres will now use the data generated from this trial to help the wider energy sector develop the infrastructure to grow offshore hydrogen, as offshore wind generation rockets.