Proposed artificial ‘Hydrogen Island’ could produce 1 million tonnes of hydrogen per year

May 20, 2022 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have announced today (May 20) a proposal to build a dedicated artificial island in the North Sea, for large-scale green hydrogen production, called ‘Brintø’.

Brintø, Danish for ‘Hydrogen Island’, would provide a significant contribution towards Denmark’s ambitious hydrogen strategy, with its ability to supply up to 1 million tonnes of green hydrogen per year once at full capacity of 10GW.

CIP have suggested that Brintø could be operational by 2030, and could prove to be a vital step in securing green energy supply for Europe.

The hydrogen produced via Power-to-X will use offshore wind electricity and will be hoped to be exported to countries such as, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium using pipelines.

Thomas Dalsgaard, Partner at CIP, said, “The Danish, German, Dutch, and Belgian ambitions for the North Sea show the rest of the world how the green transition can be turbocharged if you dare to think big, internationally and in integrated systems.

“Green energy will be harvested on a large scale out at sea, tied together by energy islands, converted into green hydrogen, and transported across borders via offshore hydrogen infrastructure.

“The opportunities are significant, and the Danish BrintØ is the first step in that direction.”