Portugal wants to produce hydrogen in the middle of the sea

Deepak Gupta May 29, 2022
Updated 2022/05/29 at 9:47 PM

Portugal’s commitment to hydrogen is not exactly new. Recently, António Costa Silva, Minister of Economy, at an event in Hanover, mentioned the importance of hydrogen and said that Portugal wants to produce hydrogen on wind farms in the middle of the sea.

the minister believes that “the future will pass through hydrogen”.

With an audience of Portuguese businessmen who were present at Hannover Messe, António Costa Silva said that "The future will pass through hydrogen and Portugal has solutions". Portugal has plans to produce hydrogen on wind farms in the middle of the sea.

For the official, "in offshore wind we will have massive production with artificial islands away from the coast and linked to the production of hydrogen", so "the quantities of hydrogen will be important and we have an opportunity in offshore wind to develop them".

Portugal wants to produce hydrogen in the middle of the sea

Costa Silva also mentioned that "We are going to build a large hydrogen hub in Sines that can be pivotal. And the connection with our German partners who are also looking for this for the energy transition can mark a turning point".

The minister's intervention took place at the start of the world's largest industry fair, Hannover Messe. More than 100 Portuguese companies are present at this event, a number well above the usual average, which does not usually go beyond four dozen, reveals Jornal de Negócios. The certainly takes place between this Monday, May 30, and the next Wednesday.

Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, water-insoluble gaseous chemical element. It is less dense than air and is the lightest of all the elements in the periodic table, the chemical formula is H2. this chemical element is undoubtedly one of the great alternatives for a clean, safe and affordable energy future. With the energy transition underway, H2 will help accelerate global decarbonization efforts to 100% and may even allow us to reach the goal ahead of schedule.

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