This project is a key first step on the path to developing a commercial offshore hydrogen production industry and will demonstrate innovative solutions with significant exploitation potential within Europe and beyond. 

The OYSTER project partners share a vision of hydrogen being produced from offshore wind at a cost that is competitive with natural gas (with a realistic carbon tax), thus unlocking bulk markets for green hydrogen (heat, industry, and transport), making a meaningful impact on CO2 emissions, and facilitating the transition to a fully renewable energy system in Europe. To achieve this vision several innovations are required, all of which will be demonstrated in this project: 

  1. Develop and test a fully mariniszed electrolysis system.
  2. Demonstrate how an offshore electrolysis system can connect to multi-MW scale offshore wind turbines.
  3. Optimise design concepts for future offshore wind-to-hydrogen production systems. 
  4. Prepare for more extensive offshore testing and commercial deployment.

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) under Grant Agreement No 101006751. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research

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