Fieldlab Waterstof in Agri
Developing a physical hotspot for hydrogen innovation in the agricultural sector where businesses, knowledge institutions and governments come together.
Fieldlab Hydrogen in Agri is intended as a unique platform for collaboration among agricultural businesses, technical companies, knowledge institutions, and governments. The platform is utilized as a means to promote local green hydrogen production, storage, and utilization in energy systems and heavy agricultural machinery, fostering innovation and practical solutions. The Agri-Fieldlab will provide physical spaces for meetings, learning, and networking, while also addressing key challenges and involving the relevant stakeholders.
Funding (Percentage): 40%
Total costs: €3,700,000
Project scope: €90,000
It is evident that many farmers are contemplating and experimenting with hydrogen applications on their farms. They are driven by rising gas prices, an overloaded electricity grid, and stricter regulations for sustainable operations. Collaborating with technical companies, they are seeking solutions for hydrogen production, storage, and utilization on their farms. However, they face challenges such as unresolved technical issues, financial viability, legal frameworks, and finding skilled personnel. Each of these agricultural entrepreneurs is currently attempting to individually address these issues, which hinders the acceleration needed for the energy transition. At the same time, they realize that they share the same challenges. Currently, each of them is searching for their own solutions within their own knowledge and expertise, which is neither effective nor efficient. Collaboration is necessary. The Fieldlab brings these questions together and facilitates the process of collectively accelerating the resolution of these challenges.
In the Fieldlab, NEC will actively support entrepreneurs in the project with their plans to implement hydrogen applications in their businesses, particularly in terms of technology, knowledge development, and financing. Additionally, New Energy Coalition is focused on the development of the Agri-Fieldlab and strengthening the hydrogen network in the agricultural sector in NHN. These tasks will be carried out within WP 1 and WP 2, “Embedment of the Fieldlab Hydrogen in Agri” and “Practical Pilots.”
Direct project partners: Ontwikkelingsbedrijf NHN, Greenport NHN, NEC, InHolland, Vonk, Rainbow Colors, Sturm Jacobs, Vertify, Hydrogen Powered Solutions (H2PS), Next Generation Machinery (NGM), HYGRO, Avia Marees, Land- en Tuinbouworganisatie Nederland (LTO).
Expert panel: Rabobank, Wageningen University& Research, ROM InWest, Achmea, Provincie Noord-Holland
For questions about the project please contact Ibren Feijen.