Denmark’s minister for climate, energy & utilities, Dan Jørgensen, has led the ground-breaking ceremony of H2RES, the first demo project to make green hydrogen from renewables led by state-owned utility Orsted.

It will also be the first project to produce hydrogen from offshore wind turbines, as it will link a 2MW onshore electrolyser with a pair of 3.6MW Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines at Avedøre Holme on the outskirts of Copenhagen.

The facility that will test how to best combine an electrolyser with the fluctuating power from offshore wind, is expected to produce up to around 1,000 kilogramme of renewable hydrogen a day from late 2021 on, which will be used to fuel zero-emission road transport in the Greater Copenhagen area on the island of Zealand.