Article | Rotterdam, 24 January 2023

Sustainability via hydrogen

FinCo is moving from fossil fuels to alternative energy carriers. And one of those new energy carriers is hydrogen. It is important for hydrogen companies to be in touch with the market and know exactly when the various sectors will switch energy carriers. If you do not have good contacts within those sectors, you miss that moment. FinCo has those contacts; that’s why our organisation is also such a suitable partner for parties in hydrogen.

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Green hydrogen is an important building block for many other renewable energy carriers.

Currently, there are two projects underway. An electrolyser will be built in Den Helder, which can be used to produce green hydrogen. Green hydrogen is an important building block for many other renewable energy carriers. It is indispensable in the production of e-fuels and can play a major role in the transport sector. If you want to make hydrogen more sustainable, you must use green electricity in the production, usually sources from wind and solar energy. At the moment we are mainly focusing on the Dutch coastal shipping sector; that’s where we see movement, willingness and interest.


The second project offers a solution for the storage and transport of hydrogen. The project is currently in research phase, but there is a lot of interest already, because we found a method which will make this particular carrier liquid cheaper than if you have to pressurise or cool the hydrogen.


Our Project Manager Renewables Daan Faber explains: “Regarding the future it is important for energy companies to focus on a mix of energy carriers. With biofuels you can save a lot of CO2 in the short term, but ultimately they are an interim solution for some sectors. Electrification in combination with batteries has many advantages but is not applicable in every sector. So organisations will have to look to alternatives. And many of those alternatives are focused on hydrogen. A lot still needs to be done to make hydrogen cost-effectively usable worldwide, but at FinCo we want to speed up the process. For that we need parties that are willing to take steps early to greenify their business operations. Are you willing to go the extra mile?”

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