Ørsted Breaks Ground on H2RES project in Copenhagen
Danish minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities Mr Dan Jørgensen led the ground breaking ceremony of the H2RES project in Copenhagen, marking the
Danish minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities Mr Dan Jørgensen led the ground breaking ceremony of the H2RES project in Copenhagen, marking the onsite construction start of Ørsted's first renewable hydrogen project. H2RES will have a capacity of 2 MW and will be situated on Ørsted's premises on Avedøre Holme in Copenhagen. The project will investigate how to best combine an efficient electrolyser with the fluctuating power supply from offshore wind, using Ørsted's two 3.6 MW offshore wind turbines at Avedøre Holme. The facility will produce up to around 1,000 kg of renewable hydrogen a day, which will be used to fuel zero-emission road transport in the Greater Copenhagen area and on Zealand. The project is expected to produce its first hydrogen in late 2021.
In less than three years, Ørsted has, with partners, established nine renewable hydrogen projects in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom so far, spanning from demonstration projects like H2RES to industrial-scale visions like the potentially 1,300 MW 'Green Fuels for Denmark' project.
The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program under the Danish Energy Agency has previously awarded DKK 34.6 million to the development of the H2RES project to Ørsted, Everfuel Europe A/S, NEL Hydrogen A/S, Green Hydrogen Systems A/S, DSV Panalpina A/S, Hydrogen Denmark, and Energinet Elsystemansvar A/S.