The H-vision partners are ambitious. They want to use H-vision to make major, rapid cuts in carbon emissions. More information can be found on this page about the exact amounts and how those numbers relate to the bigger picture.

Objective of the Rotterdam Climate Accord

A reversal of the trend within four years. A reduction of 49.6% in carbon emissions by 2030 compared with 1990.

But the ambition goes further. Rotterdam aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050.

In figures 2017-2030:

2017 emissions: 31.2 megatonnes of CO2 2030 emissions: 11.8 megatonnes of CO2 

A saving of nearly 20 megatonnes of CO2 annually


Industry can reduce emmisions by 2.7 million tonnes annualy by 2032 with H-vision

Scale of H-vision in carbon reduction

Dutch industry has committed to reducing annual carbon emissions by 14.3 megatonnes by 2030.

H-vision can supply almost 20% of this after 2032.

2027: an annual carbon reduction of 1.3 million tonnes
2032: an annual carbon reduction of 2.7 million tonnes


For the three Rotterdam refineries, this means supplementing existing reduction plans. 2.7 million tonnes is the equivalent of approximately 40% of their current carbon emissions.

90% of H-vision's low carbon hydrogen comes from residual gases, supplemented by a small share of natural gas
Alice Krekt
Deltalinqs - Program Director Climate Program

Which ambition has H-vision set for itself?

'To make a substantial contribution together to the climate goals by reducing emissions from industry: that's our ambition!'


The first H-vision hydrogen plant could be operational by 2027


H-vision provides for the construction of two hydrogen plants:

Plant 1 in 2027
Plant 2 in 2032

Plant 1 - 750 megawatts of low-carbon hydrogen 
Plant 2 - 1,500 megawatts of low-carbon hydrogen 

In this way, H-vision will contribute approximately 20% of the reduction required from industry by 2030 under the dutch climate agreement

H-vision for hydrogen

Ninety percent of H-vision’s low-carbon hydrogen comes from residual gases, supplemented by a small share of natural gas.