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08/07/2020

Nedstack – Hydrogen Valley Commitment


Nedstack has been a leading player in  the regional hydrogen economy of East Netherlands and remains strongly committed to lead further growth and industrialization towards a strong scale-up of its fuel cell technology.

Cross border projects

Nedstack took part in the round table discussion with the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Mr Eric Wiebes. The meeting was part of to the 3rd Combined Energy Conference between the Netherlands and North Rhine Westphalia aimed at achieving CO2-reduction in the energy and industry sectors via cross-border projects in the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia. Read more…

The shipping industry faces challenges like no other in the transition to a more sustainable future. As ships sail the world, call ports with limited infrastructure or facilities and often remain at sea for weeks, clean energy alternatives pose both technical and economic hurdles. Nedstack fuel cell technology assists the industry with our low temperature PEM fuel cell technology, producing zero-emission power from hydrogen.

The Seagoing Vessel Challenge

As a manufacturer of fuel cell stacks, with inhouse R&D and over 20 years of experience with the application of fuel cell technology in industrial and mobile applications, Nedstack does not only provide fuel cell solution, but also know the associated challenges of integration deeply. Therefore Nedstack focuses highly on the maintainability and servicablity of our PemGen fuel cell systems. Our maritime application center is able to translate your operational requirements in to a feasible power system design, and with skilled partners and our broad network, Nedstack is able to assist yard, system integrators and owners to the realization of zero-emission ships. Nedstack combines industrial components with flexibility in the design to tailor our PemGen solutions to specific requirements. Nedstack has validated our systems under full load and dynamic movement, emulating seagoing vessel dynamics. Nedstack continues to optimize both technological as economic aspects of our portfolio and class compliance. At Nedstack you will not only benefit from you specific sector knowledge, but from our knowledge in industrial and built environment applications as well.  

8 million investments in  fossil-free wadden fleet

With a contribution of € 8 million from the Waddenfonds a major investment programme can be started in the sustainability of shipping on the Wadden Sea. The project ‘Green Shipping’ aims to make The Wadden fleet more sustainable within ten years. As a result, the CO2 emissions must be reduced with 60% by the year 2030. All commercial ships must also be powered by hydrogen during that year. The total investment for the Green Shipping programme will amount to € 26 million over the next four years. The project is part of the Wadden Area Investment Framework (IKW) of the three Dutch Wadden provinces, a multi-year programme to enable major investments in the Wadden region.

Less oil pollution

Green Shipping realizes not only less CO2 emissions but also a large reduction of carbon monoxides, sulfur dioxide and other pollutants in the Wadden Sea. In addition, ships that are electrically powered hardly make any noise and thus ensure more peaceful and quiet operations in the Wadden ports. The risk of oil pollution through leaks or accidents is also reduced. Green Shipping consists of a total of ten subprojects, the first five of which will be carried out until 2024. The next four years will include concrete knowledge, expertise and experience in developing clean technology and sailing on hydrogen. In this way, boat builders in the Wadden region can also build up a knowledge advantage in the sustainability of shipping.

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