From October 2018 onwards Energy Stock and Gasunie New Energy started commissioning the electrolyser in project HyStock. The electrolyser has an electrical capacity of 1 MW and has the purpose to convert green electricity into hydrogen. Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier that can be applied in a diversity of end user sectors, like industry, mobility and on the long term build environment.
On the short term Energy Stock foresees to offer conversion capacity to support the development of hydrogen mobility. At this stage the hydrogen is stored above ground in tube trailers. The 1 MW electrolyser is a stepping stone so that in the long term, with the scale up of electrolysis, the industrial sector can be supplied and caverns can be prepared to facility large scale hydrogen storage and offer balancing services. HyStock is a first pilot towards the development of a wider hydrogen infrastructure.