Utility Ørsted is striding ahead with high-level plans to use offshore wind to power green hydrogen (H2) production, following funding from the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) to build a 2MW electrolysis facility at its Avedøre power plant, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, wired into a pair of coastal turbines.

The H2RES project, which is backed by some DKr34.6m ($5m) awarded under the DEA’s Energy Technology Development & Demonstration Programme, will use a pair of coastline-installed Siemens Games wind turbines to generate 600kg of H2 daily, enough to power 20-30 buses, with surplus for testing its use in trucks and taxis.