Groningen’s Gasunie will invest €7 billion in the energy transition by 2030. Aspiring to transform from a gas transportation company to a sustainable energy infrastructure company, the company hopes to use its huge investment to help meet climate goals.According to the annual report released today, the Netherlands, Germany and the EU
“As a sustainable energy infrastructure company, we must invest in the market so that our infrastructure is ready for the energy system of the future. We will transport green gas, heat and CO2,” said Han Fenema, CEO of Gasunie.
One of the big investments of €1.5 billion over the next few years is the development of a hydrogen backbone, a national hydrogen transport network. For this purpose, existing gas pipes, which are no longer in use, have been adapted to transport hydrogen. Gasunie said the backbone he could already be ready for in 2026. Large companies in particular are connected to this network so he can reduce his CO2 emissions by eliminating natural gas.
If the Netherlands and Germany want to become climate neutral by 2050, investment and transformation will be needed, Gasunie said. Here energy can be stored cheaply and transported farther.
https://northerntimes.nl/gasunie-wants-to-make-northern-netherlands-leading-in-green-gas-and-hydrogen/ Gasunie wants to lead the North of the Netherlands in green gas and hydrogen