'Green' hydrogen is of great significance for meeting climate goals. But producing it is still very expensive. A new subsidy for hydrogen and green chemistry should change this. Entrepreneurs can apply for it from June 22.
It was agreed in the Climate Accord that 70 percent of total electricity production in 2030 will consist of renewable (sustainably generated) electricity. This is a major challenge. The production of green hydrogen is of great significance in this regard. But this is still very expensive. Entrepreneurs can therefore apply for subsidies from June 22, 2022 for pilot and demonstration projects with hydrogen technology or green chemistry (chemistry with sustainability as a starting point).
Lower production costs
Hydrogen is an important energy carrier (source of energy) and feedstock for a sustainable energy system that is reliable, clean, affordable and safe. And spatially compatible; the degree to which the installations required for this fit into the landscape. Minister for Climate and Energy, Rob Jetten, stimulates with the subsidy scheme 'DEI+: Hydrogen and Green Chemistry'the development of innovative products and services, which accelerate the growth of the production and application of green hydrogen in the Netherlands. In this way, we can produce more green hydrogen. And production costs will become lower.
Entrepreneurs can apply for grants until January 10, 2023 for pilot and demonstration projects of products and services that contribute to:
- the production of green hydrogen based on renewable electricity;
- transport and storage of hydrogen;
- applications of hydrogen as fuel, feedstock in industry and in electrochemical reactions;
Accelerate growth of hydrogen economy
€29.4 million is available for these projects. This money comes from the National Growth Fund program 'Green Power for the Dutch Economy' (GroenvermogenNL). The goal of this program is to accelerate the production, storage, transportation and application of green hydrogen. By supporting innovation and cost reduction with:
- scaling up: the realization of hydrogen projects on a larger scale;
- research and development: the coordination of research and development;
- knowledge development: labor capacity and knowledge through retraining and training.
The new DEI+ Hydrogen and Green Chemistry scheme contributes to the first (scale-up).
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