What is GreenH
By developing a green infrastructure for Hydrogen, GreenH will lead the shift that enables a low-emission society for future generations.
What we do
GreenH develops infrastructure for hydrogen, and the production of hydrogen using hydropower. We can supply green hydrogen for trains, ferries, or heavy goods transport in all of Norway.
There are big opportunities and environmental benefits in using hydrogen as an energy carrier, but without an infrastructure for production and supply it is difficult for businesses and society to take advantage of these gains.– Morten S. Watle, CEO GreenH
Hydrogen production through electrolysis requires water and electricity. Hydropower offers unquestionable green power along with natural access to water.
Together with our partners Infranordic AS and Norsk Vannkraft AS, we have more than 10 years’ experience with developing, designing, and operating hydropower plants in Norway. Through our owners, we have strong industrial competence. That makes us well placed to lead the establishment of a hydrogen infrastructure based on renewable energy sources.
Why is GreenH focusing on green hydrogen?
The environmental benefits from hydrogen depend on how the hydrogen is produced.
Hydrogen produced from non-renewable sources. This could be for instance by steam reforming using natural gas or by gasification of fuel. Steam reforming has a negative environmental impact through the actual reforming (ca 7kg CO2e produced per kg (1) and a total carbon footprint of 10-14kg CO2e per kg H2 (2))
Hydrogen produced from non-renewable sources, but where the emissions of CO2e are reduced through carbon capture and storage (CCS). Using CCS, CO2e emissions from steam reforming and gasification can be reduced by 50-95%.
Hydrogen production based on renewable sources. This could be for instance hydrogen produced using electrolysis of energy from sun, wind or water. The total carbon footprint will be less than 1kg CO2e per kg H2 (3).
Why is GreenH focusing on hydropower?
You cannot get greener hydrogen. Locally produced hydrogen using Norwegian hydropower can have a total carbon footprint of less than 0.2kg CO2e per kg H2! (1)
Hydrogen production from local small power plants has 100% traceable green energy. The electricity literally comes from the river. Hydrogen production from hydro power plants close to where the demand for hydrogen comes from eliminates the transport of water, electricity, and hydrogen. As we said, you cannot get greener hydrogen.
How do we do this?
We base everything we do on three principles.
Everything we do should contribute to a better environment
The end user is the boss
Everything we do is based on customer needs
Everything we do must be at least as profitable as today