Landsvirkjun & Port of Rotterdam to Explore Green Hydrogen Export

Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, and the Port of Rotterdam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to perform a pre-
Landsvirkjun & Port of Rotterdam to Explore Green Hydrogen Export
Landsvirkjun Port Rotterdam Green Hydrogen

feasibility study of exporting green hydrogen from Iceland to Rotterdam. According to the MOU, the parties also agree to the exchange of knowledge, with the aim of exploring new opportunities of cooperation related to hydrogen.

The Port of Rotterdam is Europe's largest port and energy hub and has developed an ambitious hydrogen masterplan, with which it aims to become the major import hub for hydrogen to supply to Europe's changing energy consumers. The Port of Rotterdam has been invited by the Dutch government to identify future sources of green hydrogen for Europe.

Ljosafoss Hydropower Station (Landsvirkjun’s oldest hydropower station, built in 1937) where Landsvirkjun plans to develop its first hydrogen production facility.

Recently, Landsvirkjun announced the feasibility-study of developing a hydrogen production facility at the Ljosifoss Hydropower Station, about 70 km outside of Reykjavík. The production will be carbon-free, through the electrolysis of water with renewable power. This carbon-free method of producing hydrogen is still too uncommon, with most of the world’s hydrogen supply currently produced from natural gas with its respective carbon footprint.

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