Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier that can play a significant role in the transition to a lower-carbon world. We are investing in producing decarbonised hydrogen for our own facilities and, in the future, for customers in industry and mobility where direct electrification is challenging.
In 2022, we took the final investment decision to build Holland Hydrogen I in the Netherlands, which will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant once operational in 2025. The 200 megawatt electrolyser will produce up to 80 tonnes of renewable hydrogen per day for the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, where it will partially decarbonise our production of energy products like petrol, diesel and jet fuel. The plant will be powered by renewable energy from the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm, which is 80% owned by Shell.
Shell owns and operates a 10 megawatt electrolyser in Germany and is a joint-venture partner in a 20 megawatt electrolyser (Shell interest 47.5%) in China. They can produce 1,300 tonnes and 3,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year respectively from renewable electricity.
We are also expanding our network of hydrogen refuelling stations. By the end of 2022, there were around 50 hydrogen refuelling stations at Shell-branded outlets in the USA (California), Canada, Germany and the Netherlands.
Read about hydrogen at www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/new-energies/hydrogen.html.