The green gateway to Europe

In the race to provide cleaner alternative energy sources, Ireland has increased its potential of offshore wind energy to be used in green hydrogen production. As a country with more wind than energy demand, the Irish turned to their Dutch neighbours for help in establishing a new green energy supply chain to distribute their renewable fuel in mainland Europe. 

This move aligns with the Port of Amsterdam’s commitment to leading the clean energy transition and joins their other sustainability initiatives including investment in biofuel facilities and pledge to stop handing coal by 2030

Achieving Net Zero 

Achieving the ambitious energy goals set forth by the European Union, including becoming the first continent to achieve Net Zero, will require all member states to work together. In a plan released in May by the European Commission, green hydrogen plays an important role in reducing the dependency on fossil fuels and speeding along the energy transition. 

Of the agreement, Port of Amsterdam Director of Business Development Cargo, Gert-Jan Nieuwenhuizen, says: “It underlies the strong ties between Ireland and our port and the increasing importance of green hydrogen. Our priorities are to make green hydrogen accessible to the industrial clusters in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and to serve as an access point for the European hinterland, including regions with potentially high demand in Germany…The Port of Amsterdam will offer a route to market for Irish green hydrogen, both in our port itself, and in the rest of Europe.”

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