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Safety aspects of green hydrogen production on industrial scale

This report addresses critical safety challenges in large-scale green hydrogen production, ensuring a safe path forward

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Green hydrogen production is expected to scale up at an unparalleled pace in the coming years. In the Netherlands, 500 MW of large-scale green hydrogen plants are scheduled for completion in 2025, producing nearly 0.5 million tonnes of hydrogen per year. This ambitious production ramp-up poses a significant challenge to the industry.

The Hydrohub Innovation Program, managed by Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT), launched the report "Safety Aspects of Green Hydrogen Production on Industrial Scale." This collaborative effort outlines crucial insights into ensuring the safe coexistence of hydrogen and oxygen within equipment. A special focus is placed on fire and explosion risks associated with the combination of oxygen and hydrogen in equipment and buildings. The report aims to standardize risk assessments, addressing complexities and proposing essential methodologies for safe design and operation.

DNV proudly contributed to the report, helping the industry and stakeholders understand explosion risks and enabling them to create safe designs for large-scale water electrolysis systems.

Read more here about the Hydrohub Innovation Program.

Download the Executive Summary here.

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