Technical and economic feasibility, spatial integration and a legal framework
Hydrogen can be categorised as grey, blue or green. Grey hydrogen is already in widespread use, but does generate CO2 emissions. While blue and green hydrogen are the future, there are some obstacles to be overcome before their large-scale application will be possible. Royal HaskoningDHV is uniquely placed to understand the technical, organisational and financial challenges associated with your hydrogen project. Thanks to a comprehensive range of services, we can handle it all for you: from feasibility study to legal advice, from risk assessment to permit application and from business case to design concept.
Parametric design for dynamic solutions
We use parametric design for the early phases of electrolyser projects. This produces a flexible design that is based around primary building blocks and their relationships as defined through parameters. We then use possible bottlenecks such as environmental and safety aspects to add further refinements. Parametric design also offers insight into the impact of (changing) parameters on investments and operating costs. What if the cost of CO2 rises –or drops– significantly, for example, and what are the consequences of an increased import? Royal HaskoningDHV offers support from your project’s initial concept to its implementation, taking changeability into account. Today’s solution won’t necessarily be the best one tomorrow, after all.Read more
Reinforcement and support of the entire hydrogen chainHydrogen is no longer a promising idea for the (distant) future. Multiple consortia have already announced investments in green hydrogen plants. Blue hydrogen is becoming more viable as well, thanks to Porthos and other CO2 capture and storage projects. To accelerate the energy transition, a stronger, interconnected hydrogen supply chain is essential. All sources will need a solid infrastructure to find their way to users. At the same time, to ensure smooth operations the chain will also need answers to such important questions as estimated H2 demand, use of alternative energy carriers such as NH3 and LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers) and the associated conversion and transport requirements. Royal HaskoningDHV can offer support, from the strategic level to the application of production facilities.
Realising large-scale CO2 reductionsIndustry has some ambitious CO2 reduction targets to achieve. Hydrogen is one of the options to make these goals, but not the only one. How does hydrogen compare to the alternatives? After all, you want to achieve your sustainability targets in a cost-effective way. In our dynamic world with various possible paths to sustainability, it can be difficult to make the right future-proof choices. Technical (im)possibilities play a role, as do organisational and legal aspects, but your own position within your industrial cluster may have an impact as well. Royal HaskoningDHV can help you to determine the most suitable CO2 reduction strategy. We offer you insight into and support for your choices. Using a roadmap tailored to your situation, we will work with you to achieve your sustainability targets within your time frame.
Tailored support from source to pumpThe mobility sector is currently undergoing its own transition; from ICE to electric vehicles. For transport where batteries won’t be feasible, hydrogen may be a good alternative. Based on our knowledge of the various options and stakeholders, Royal HaskoningDHV can use technical and economic feasibility studies to facilitate reasoned decisions regarding different means of transport. We assist authorities and industrial clusters in finding the right locations for hydrogen refuelling stations. Royal HaskoningDHV supplies the case for lease company fleets and transport companies that work with heavy goods vehicles. Furthermore, we support the establishment of the entire hydrogen supply chain, from production to wheel.
Policies that work in practiceHydrogen policies still have a long way to go. This applies to local and regional policies, but also to national and European ones. Much is uncertain due to issues such as spatial planning, safety and the environment and the search for the right mix of instruments to encourage the use of hydrogen. Furthermore, both our future energy mix and hydrogen’s role remain unclear. In this changeable landscape, we help authorities to create policies that will work in practice. Hydrogen impacts multiple policy areas, making an integrated approach advisable. Thanks to our knowledge of programme management, we can help you to set up and refine such a programme. Royal HaskoningDHV supports you through a full range of solutions; from defining a hydrogen vision and policy development to practical implementation.
Corporate Lead Hydrogen
Senior consultant Energy Transition – Hydrogen Industry
Senior consultant Energy Transition – Hydrogen Government
Senior consultant Energy Transition - Hydrogen Mobility