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Econ 050


Jun 28, 2019

Natural gas has been the Netherlands’ blessing and Groningen’s curse in recent decades. Even as quotas are reduced ever further, earthquakes induced by natural gas extraction continue to jolt the province on a nearly daily basis. But the country and the world need energy, and professor Ad van Wijk from TU Delft believes he has at least part of the solution: green hydrogen. Professor van Wijk helped to developed an extremely ambitious plan to convert the northern Netherlands into a green hydrogen hub, from production to distribution and transportation – but how plausible are those plans, and how much will they cost? We sat down with professor Van Wijk to hear more about this up-and-coming source of energy and what it could mean for the north.