Netherlands Welcomes Stargate: Aiming High in Green Hydrogen Ventures

In early October, Stargate’s Hydrogen CTO Rainer Küngas, responsible for the State-of-the-Art Alkaline Electrolysis innovations for green hydrogen production at Stargate, went on an exciting field trip to The Netherlands. 🛫 

Under the invitation extended by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Estonia, in partnership with Utilitas, we had the privilege of embarking on a remarkable journey to explore, firsthand, the intricate cutting-edge renewable energy initiatives. The commitment to advancing clean energy production and mitigating the threat of greenhouse gas emissions unites Estonia and the Netherlands for a common purpose. This voyage served as a testament to our dedication to fostering sustainable solutions in an alliance grounded in innovation, environmental stewardship, and global responsibility.

During this experience, Stargate Hydrogen's CTO Rainer Küngas, responsible for the State-of-the-Art Alkaline Electrolysis innovations, was immersed in groundbreaking wind farms harnessing the ceaseless power of the North Sea winds and contributing significantly to the reduction of carbon footprints.

The first stop was at the Windpark Fryslân, an offshore wind farm located one hour drive north of Amsterdam. The 89-turbine wind farm is located in the IJsselmeer, a large lake in the Northern part of the Netherlands. The wind farm harnesses the strong winds in the IJsselmeer to generate sustainable electricity for the region.  

The exchange of best practices and the sharing of invaluable insights between us is the essence of our collaborative efforts. Estonian and Dutch experts joined hands to examine every aspect of how sustainable energy production, can support the production of Green Hydrogen on-site.

The second stop was a visit to the Groningen Seaports in Eemshaven, one of the most important ports for the construction and maintenance of wind parks in the North Sea. Eemshaven is a crucial hub for the North Holland hydrogen sector and serves the chemical industry in Delfzijl. 

The partnership between companies from Estonia and the Netherlands nurtured through experiences like this, stands as a beacon of hope in the global fight against climate change. Together, we are forging a path towards a brighter, more sustainable future, where clean energy is not just a goal but a reality that benefits our societies and the planet we share.

Rainer discuss the future of green hydrogen

In Rainer Küngas' words:

“Green electricity is the primary prerequisite for making green hydrogen. The Netherlands has already installed 2.5 GW of offshore wind turbines, with 2 GW more capacity to come online by the end of 2023. The visit provided important insights into what is required to successfully implement large-scale energy projects and gave a clear overview of the Dutch hydrogen roadmap.”