Dutch OEM Lagerwey has formed a partnership with research institute ECN and hydrogen supplier HYGRO to build and commission what it says is the world’s first turbine to convert wind power directly into hydrogen for use as transport fuel.

The 4.8MW wind turbine to be installed in the Wieringermeer area will be producing hydrogen for the Duwaal project, an initiative of a consortium in the North Holland region led by HYGRO that plans to implement production and distribution to at least five hydrogen fuel stations and 100 hydrogen trucks simultaneously.