The Dutch government has set aside 250 million euros in funding for 5-10 pilot-scale electrolysis projects to produce hydrogen with renewable energy. “To ensure that more and more renewable hydrogen is produced in the Netherlands, the Cabinet wants as many parties as possible to gain experience with electrolysis,” a press release reads. All types of smaller projects are eligible, as long as they use electricity produced by wind or solar farms up to 50 megawatts. Recipients will receive compensation to close the cost gap.
In the Climate Accord, it was agreed that the Netherlands should have at least 4 gigawatts of electrolysis capacity by 2030. Subsidy schemes such as the EU’s IPCEI and national SDE++ are already in place for larger hydrogen projects.