Cork Chamber welcomes green hydrogen partnership with Port of Amsterdam
Cork Chamber, the voice of business in Cork, has welcomed the new green hydrogen partnership between EIH2, the Port of Amsterdam and the Port of Cork.
“This partnership is a key step to building Cork’s green energy export potential to the Netherlands and eventually to the EU through the hydrogen backbone. There are massive opportunities for Cork to produce and export green hydrogen through our wind resources to provide a stable and predictable pipeline of energy,” said Rory Kelleher, Director of Public Affairs & Sustainability at Cork Chamber.
“Cork can act as a de facto floating offshore wind and hydrogen hub for the Irish and Celtic Sea with over 75GW offshore wind potential and should be designated by Government as a hydrogen valley to enable this. As of now, 28GW of offshore wind are already in development."
“We were delighted to welcome the Dutch Offshore Wind trade mission to Cork this week and look forward to continuing this bilateral cooperation and others like it to advance this hugely important agenda. We already have the resources, the skills and the ambition to play our part in Europe’s energy security and decarbonisation efforts. To fully realise this vision, clear policy frameworks and a facilitative regulatory and planning system that provides certainty is needed from Government, otherwise we risk missing out on huge economic potential and long-term energy security,” he said.