Electrolyser system for hydrogen project Duwaal

18 June 2024

The Dutch innovator HYGRO has taken another important step towards the realization of the ‘From Wind to Wheel’ hydrogen project Duwaal. A strategic partnership has been entered into with the American tech company Ohmium for the supply of versatile Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers.

Development in phases

The PEM electrolysers are integrated with HYGRO’s wind turbine at the EWEF wind farm in Wieringermeer to produce green hydrogen. This hydrogen will be distributed to regional filling stations using HYGRO’s patented iBundle system. In the Duwaal project, partners want to demonstrate the technical possibilities for an equivalent, short hydrogen chain, and in depth in that sustainable hydrogen chain under current rules can become cost-competitive.

With support from the Dutch government, the project is being developed in phases, starting with a 2.5 MW electrolyser in 2025. There are plans to expand this substantially to 5 MW and possibly 10 MW in a later phase.

Hybrid solution connected to grid

Duwaal opted for a hybrid system for the project, in which both the electrolyser and the turbine remain connected to the electricity grid. This design reduces the impact of changing wind power on hydrogen production and also makes it possible to respond quickly to the electricity market, which often has low prices on windy and sunny days. In the strategic collaboration, HYGRO and Ohmium have also stated that they will investigate how they can improve each other’s product portfolios and jointly strengthen and expand the market.

Photo caption: Hugo Groenemans, CEO of HYGRO (left), and Arne Ballantine, CEO of Ohmium (right), signing the agreement during the World Hydrogen Summit 2024.

More news

13 May 2024

The PosHYdon pilot kicked off the onshore test successfully at the premises of InVesta in Alkmaar. PosHYdon aims to produce...

19 April 2024

Statkraft’s first electrolyser in the Netherlands will be located on the East Bank, as part of the green hydrogen project...

17 April 2024

Meet Ingrid Post, the driving force behind the NSCA Project Office as the Energy Transition Program Director. The NSCA Project...

12 March 2024

Since mid-January, passenger cars, but also vans and trucks have been able to refuel with hydrogen in Alkmaar, a crucial...

18 January 2024

After an extensive pilot phase, NXT Mobility officially opened its Energy Hub hydrogen refuelling facility at De Boekelermeer business park...

19 December 2023

In its capacity of sole shareholder in the private limited company EBN, the Dutch government is joining PosHYdon as a...

Contact info

Skip to content