The Holthausen Group, a gas technology company based in Hoogezand, will receive a 4-million-euro subsidy from the Dutch government to build two green hydrogen filling stations in Groningen and Amsterdam.
Translation by Traci White
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that the stations, which will be called Holthausen Energy Points, are part of a broader project that includes converting four dustcarts (two in Groningen and two in Amsterdam) and eight VW Transporters to run on green hydrogen.
Holthausen will work with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen and the Amsterdam Hogeschool to implement the plans. The filling stations will provide hydrogen which has been produced from solar and wind energy.
The jobs are a big boost for the Hoogezand-based company, which has recently expanded their operations tenfold. The company acquired a large industrial building which they have converted in order to fit 500 vehicles a year with equipment to run on hydrogen. The company is going all in on the new energy source in response to increased demand domestically and abroad.
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