Denmark confirms its step towards green hydrogen economy


On Tuesday, Denmark pledged to build up to six gigawatts (GW) of electrolysis capacity to convert renewable energy into green hydrogen as it looks to wean itself off fossil fuels and boost its energy security.

Hydrogen is categorized as ‘green’ when made with renewable power and is seen as key to help decarbonize industry, though the technology remains immature and costly.


Danish lawmakers agreed to subsidies worth 1.25 billion Danish crowns ($184.83 million) through one tender to support production and make green hydrogen more commercially viable.

“We have had an economy that has been based primarily on oil, but it will be based on hydrogen in the future,” climate and energy minister Dan Jorgensen said.

“This will help us become independent of fossil fuels,” he said, adding that he had reason to expect a faster approval of state aid from the EU given the war in Ukraine.
The European Union is currently struggling to rid itself of Russian gas, oil and other commodities.

Denmark’s goal rests on the comprehensive development of solar and wind energy. Still, Jorgensen declined to say whether the new agreement would trigger new renewable tenders and referred to political talks later this year.

Electrolysis uses electricity to split water into oxygen and hydrogen, which can be used directly for industrial purposes or as a fuel for heavy road transport or aviation, which is challenging to electrify with batteries.

The European Union has set a goal of six GW of electrolysis capacity by 2024 and 40 GW by 2030. Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that about 0.3 GW of generation capacity from electrolyzers exists today, data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows.



Share post:



More like this

Widespread snow expected in Southern England this Week

Already, parts of the UK have witnessed a dusting of snow, with Cumbria and Durham experiencing a snowy morning just yesterday. The Met Office, known for its weather forecasts, acknowledges the unpredictability of the upcoming weather pattern

Eurostar suspends Netherlands to London services for six months due to Amsterdam renovations

Eurostar has announced the suspension of its services from the Netherlands to London for a period of six months starting from June next year

Alejandro Garnacho stuns Goodison Park with Puskas Award-worthy bicycle kick

With precision and timing that seemed almost otherworldly, Garnacho charged forward, leaping into the air to connect with the ball in a stunning acrobatic bicycle kick

NASA’s X-59 Supersonic Aircraft: A Leap Towards Faster Transatlantic Travel

This development comes as part of NASA's ambitious "high-speed strategy" aimed at exploring the commercial viability of supersonic air travel