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HRS Arnhem: Exploration of local sustainable hydrogen production options for transport
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 14-11-2016
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--16-059 ECN publication
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In the city of Arnhem a new hydrogen refuelling station will be developed. Objective is to provide regionally sourced green hydrogen at this station. Commissioned by the municipality, ECN has developed and applied an analytical framework to assess various production pathways for green hydrogen production. On the short term, local production with steam methane reforming scores best, provided the used natural gas is greened through the purchase of renewable guarantees of origin. Relevant regional sources were also identified. An interesting but still uncertain route is the use of local biogas from a nearby wastewater treatment plant. On the long term, electrolysis options can also become attractive, depending on cost reductions for this route and with the use of green power certificates. A concise review of permitting and other legal issues revealed no bottlenecks for specific routes.

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