Innovation 02-03-2023
Energy Transition Photo: Port of Amsterdam

World's first hydrogen powder plant in the port of Amsterdam

The world’s first hydrogen powder plant will be set up on Zenith’s terminal in the Amsterdam port. Electriq Global, a specialist in innovative hydrogen solutions, and Zenith Energy Terminals, a company that stores and processes fuels and energy carriers, have jointly signed a letter of intent for the construction of this production facility.


Electriq Global’s plant makes hydrogen powder based on green hydrogen produced with power from wind energy. This hydrogen powder can be converted into electricity using generators. This makes it possible to make activities more sustainable where diesel generators are currently used, e.g. construction work. Powdered hydrogen has the advantage that it is safe and only water is needed for a reaction. Thus, no connections are needed, allowing it to be used independently of the electricity network.


First in the world

The plant is the first of its kind in the world and is being built at Zenith Energy’s terminal in the Amsterdam port area. Koen Overtoom, CEO of Port of Amsterdam: “The arrival of this plant is a great example of the ongoing energy transition taking place at our port, where we are working towards achieving a sustainable fuel hub. We are happy to welcome emerging technologies that operate in line with this transition – such as this plant. In doing so, we are facilitating more intensive use of our location and collaborations between different parties operating in the port area.”


Hydrogen initiatives in Amsterdam

The arrival of the hydrogen powder plant is one of many hydrogen initiatives being rolled out in the Amsterdam port region this and coming years. For instance, with the H2A project, we are working with companies in the port and parties from the hydrogen sector to import, process, and store hydrogen. Furthermore, HyCC is working on a green hydrogen plant in the port and we are accelerating the hydrogen economy in the area by facilitating the construction of hydrogen pipeline networks.


Find out more about the arrival of the plant and technology in the press release from Electriq Global and Zenith Energy.


Source: Port of Amsterdam