Nearly 300 H2 tech firms already operating in the Netherlands with projects clustered around Amsterdam and Rotterdam Ports. The Netherlands and Australia are two markets that are leading the regulatory, policy and strategy space for green hydrogen (produced from renewables via electrolysis) and demonstrating supportive traits of growth, Fitch Solutions said.
The Netherlands has an enormous strategic advantage: being Europoort, that is the Gateway to Europe via the Rhine and Maas river delta, connecting the Seven Seas to the largest unified market in the world. What applies to goods, will apply to hydrogen as well. The Netherlands once possessed the 9th largest natural gas field in the world, gas that was distributed via a vast pipeline network all over Western Europe. That network can and will be retrofitted for hydrogen.
[source] Rotterdam is still the largest harbor of the entire Atlantic world (EU+US). Goods from all over the world arrive here first, offering endless opportunities for added value chains, before further shipment into the European hinterland. Rotterdam, for example, harbors the largest oil refinery in Europe. There is good reason to assume that raw hydrogen, shipped into Rotterdam harbor from all over the world, will offer similar opportunities, like the production of ammonia or borohydride.
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