Green Octopus

LEAD DEVELOPER

WaterstofNet vzw

PROJECT PARTNERS

Fluxys, Gasunie, Port of Antwerp, Port of Zeebruges, Northseaport, Colruyt, VDL, Engie, Port of Rotterdam, Salzgitter AG, Bosch, EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

EU and concerned member states

MAIN LOCATION

Turnhout (location of the project coordinator, WaterstofNet) and all sea ports in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany (Please note that all the three countries need to be named in 1.10)
(
Belgium
)

OTHER LOCATIONS

Zeebruges (Belgium), Antwerp (Belgium), NorthSeaport Ghent-Terneuzen (Belgium/Netherlands), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Groningen (Netherlands), Salzgitter (Germany), Gerlingen (Germany), Dettingen/Erms (Germany)

Green Octopus

The purpose of the Green Octopus project is to create a hydrogen backbone between Belgium - The Netherlands – Germany, with links to France and Denmark, serving clean hydrogen supply and demand, facilitated by the ports (IPCEI project)

PROJECT DETAILS

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

N.A.

VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

  • Electricity from solar PV
  • Electricity from offshore wind

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with PEM electrolyser
  • Water electrolysis with ALK electrolyser
  • SMR with CC(U)S

H2 STORAGE

  • Cavern

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Pipeline - Compressed H2

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

END USES

MOBILITY

  • Trucks

ENERGY

  • Stationary fuel cells for distributed generation

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

  • Supply to chemical industry (e.g. fertilizer production)
  • Supply to refineries
  • Supply to steel industry
  • Supply to other industries

INVESTMENT VOLUME

N.A.

FUNDING

PROJECT TIMELINE

2014

Start of project development

Project finalisation

2035


CURRENT STATUS:

Concrete project plan agreed by main stakeholders

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Technological readiness/technological performance (e.g. availability, efficiency, duration/lifetime)

  • Political backing and buy-in

  • Funding

  • Project's business case

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

  • Applying for public subsidy/grant schemes

  • Securing private investors

N.A.: Not available. This is possible due to two reasons: a) the Hydrogen Valley chose to not publicly display the data or b) the Hydrogen Valley did not answer the specific question in the associated survey.