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Dutch government backs Gasunie hydrogen network project

Netherlands positions itself as gateway to Europe for global hydrogen market

Dutch natural gas grid operator Gasunie plans to start work in the autumn on a €1.5bn ($1.8bn) national hydrogen pipeline network after the government this week formally asked it to go ahead. The Dutch network should be in place by 2027 and will consist of 85pc repurposed natural gas lines, supplemented by new ones specifically built for hydrogen. The network will have a capacity of 10GW, equal to 25pc of the total energy consumption of Dutch industry, Gasunie says. "This decision is a milestone in the context of the energy transition. We are therefore happy to make our contribution to the further development of hydrogen in the Netherlands,” says Gasunie CEO Han Fennema. “This is good for

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