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Wind energy for freight transport on hydrogen

In our country, by deploying wind energy from 2018 all trucks can run on hydrogen. Electricity from offshore wind turbines is converted directly into hydrogen via electrolysis water directly in the wind turbine and it will definitely help in trucking load boards.

Wind energy for freight transport on hydrogen

This initiative was the result of research into the feasibility of producing hydrogen from offshore wind energy. This research was conducted under the direction of the project organization and the engineering company Composite Agency. The results were presented were unbelievable and it give relief to many logistics company.

Green transportation fuel

The idea is to convert water from hydrogen to offshore windmills directly in the wind turbine via electrolysis water. Subsequently, the sustainably produced hydrogen is brought ashore via a high-pressure composite pipeline and used as a green transport fuel.

Driving on wind energy cheaper

In the feasibility study, the possible costs and potential integration benefits for all parts of the chain were analyzed. The cost price for the hydrogen has been determined and it has been calculated what this fuel may cost per vehicle. The most important conclusion is that driving on hydrogen from wind energy will eventually become cheaper than on fossil fuel.

Silent and emission-free – just like electric

A hydrogen vehicle is actually an electric vehicle. The difference is that the energy does not come from a battery, but from a fuel cell and a hydrogen tank. Hydrogen raises the limitations of electric battery driving for trucks. This makes the deployment as easy as with diesel vehicles. Silent and emission-free driving for the freight sector is now becoming reality.

The study shows that hydrogen can be landed at a comparable price per unit of energy as electricity. For this, electrolysis is integrated into a wind turbine that is connected directly to a hydrogen pipeline instead of an electricity grid. Due to the flexible high-pressure composite pipelines, the transport infrastructure can be installed at lower costs than for electricity. Provided it is created correctly, this automatically creates a storage buffer, one of the major issues in offshore wind. Optimal use of the infrastructure for hydrogen conversion and transport is required, which may require adjustments in both turbine and wind farm design.

Demonstration project

On the basis of the knowledge gained in the research, experts are currently working on demonstration project. An electrolyser with an onshore wind turbine is being integrated for this project. The hydrogen is distributed throughout the country to various filling stations.