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Ørsted breaks ground on first renewable hydrogen project
Ørsted has started onsite construction work at its first renewable hydrogen project – H2RES – in Copenhagen, with Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities, leading the groundbreaking ceremony on 17 May.
H2RES will have a capacity of 2 MW and will investigate how to best combine an efficient electrolyser with the fluctuating power supply from offshore wind, using Ørsted's two 3.6 MW offshore wind turbines at Avedøre Holme.
The facility will produce up to around 1,000 kg of renewable hydrogen a day, which will be used to fuel zero emission road transport in the Greater Copenhagen area and on Zealand. The project is expected to produce its first hydrogen in late 2021.
In less than three years, Ørsted has, with partners, established nine renewable hydrogen projects in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK so far, spanning from demonstration projects like H2RES to industrial-scale visions like the 1,300 MW 'Green Fuels for Denmark' project.