Ørsted kicks off first renewable hydrogen project

Ørsted kicks off first renewable hydrogen project


Denmark Ørsted has started the onsite construction work on the H2RES project in Copenhagen.

Dan Jørgensen, the Danish minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities, led the groundbreaking ceremony of the H2RES project, marking the onsite construction start of Ørsted’s first renewable hydrogen project.

H2RES project

H2RES will have a capacity of 2 MW and will be located on Ørsted’s premises on Avedøre Holme in Copenhagen. Using Ørsted’s two 3.6 MW offshore wind turbines at Avedøre Holme, the project will look into the best ways to combine an efficient electrolyser with the fluctuating power supply from offshore wind.

The facility will be able to create up to 1,000 kg of renewable hydrogen per day, which will be used to power zero emission transport in the Greater Copenhagen area and on Zealand. In late 2021, the project is projected to produce its first hydrogen.

Anders Nordstrøm, Vice President and Head of Ørsted’s hydrogen and PtX activities, says: “H2RES will be a small, but very important first step in realizing Ørsted’s large ambitions for renewable hydrogen, which has fast proven itself as a centrepiece in the green transformation of the European economy to net-zero emissions by 2050.”

Project funding

The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) under the Danish Energy Agency has previously awarded DKK 34.6 million to the development of the H2RES project to Ørsted, Everfuel Europe, NEL Hydrogen, Green Hydrogen Systems, DSV Panalpina, Hydrogen Denmark, and Energinet Elsystemansvar.