The Netherlands is already on the forefront of European initiatives to kick-start a hydrogen revolution and replace fossil fuels. As the second largest hydrogen producer in Europe, we have a lot to offer.
In early May, hydrogen world leaders and hydrogen experts are gathering at the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam to attend meetups, fora, masterclasses and site visits. As Europe's second largest hydrogen producer, the Netherlands is keen to unlock hydrogen solutions together with its international partners.
The Netherlands also has three Partners in Business clusters working with their counterparts in China, Japan and Australia. If your company operates in the hydrogen or a related sector and you are interested in partnering up or you represent a local or national government looking for hydrogen solutions, please don't hesitate to contact our cluster coordinators on the contact pages:
Or if you are attending the World Hydrogen Summit just visit the Netherlands stand.
Europe's first Hydrogen Valley
Aside from the innovative technology itself, an open, inventive and forward-thinking community is equally important. The Netherlands is home to Europe’s first ‘hydrogen valley’. Foreign investors and technology companies views the Netherlands as an excellent base for open innovation and business development. A wide range of applications By continuously building productive partnerships, we can ensure that our hydrogen ambitions and initiatives are strongly embedded in European policies and innovation programmes.
Dutch researchers and companies are working on a wide range of potential hydrogen applications, focusing on those with the highest impact on carbon emissions;
- Flexible power infrastructure
- Industrial applications
- Residential heating
From electrolysis to transport and storage of hydrogen, the Netherlands has shaped a rich ecosystem of research institutes and companies with invaluable experience and knowledge to help along every step of the value chain. We’ve also developed a range of applications across sectors including industry, road and maritime transport and residential heating.
This article has been updated with the new 2023 Hydrogen Guide (May 2023).
Excelling in hydrogen
Dutch technology for a climate-neutral worldDownload the latest hydrogen guide, complete with innovative hydrogen solutions that will contribute to the energy transition.