Together with industry and governmental authorities, WaterstofNet develops and realises sustainable hydrogen projects and roadmaps to enable zero-emission transport and energy storage. Its central focus is on Flanders and the Netherlands.
Vehicles using hydrogen create no emissions and little noise. Their fuel range and refuelling time are comparable to vehicles running on traditional fuels. Hydrogen can be used in buses, forklifts, waste collection vehicles, watercraft, and cars.
With its relatively low specific weight and high energy density, hydrogen is feasible for storing energy. Peak production of renewable energy generation, such as solar and wind, can cause problems for the power grid’s stability and its operation. Converting surplus renewable energy into hydrogen creates an energy buffer and helps stabilize the energy grid. The produced hydrogen can be used in transport vehicles. During periods of it can be used to generate electricity. Hydrogen can also be added to the natural gas grid (power-togas) or be used as a raw material for chemical products (power-to-chemicals).