GreenH2UB Concept

The GreenH2UB is a hydrogen factory that, through electrolysis, converts sustainably produced energy from wind and solar farms into green hydrogen. It involves the conversion of pure water with electrons (kWh) into clean green hydrogen molecules.
After compression, hydrogen can be stored and delivered on time to the mobility sector (FC-trucks, FC-cars, public buses, inland vessels, etc.), industry, or the built environment.

GreenH2UBs will be built near onshore renewable energy production, highways, and industry. Next to grid stations with limited capacity, the GreenH2UBs can provide a long-term and sustainable solution. As-well as in municipalities where the deployment of green hydrogen is part of the heat vision.

GreenH2UB: design Djura Sjoerds (2020, Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences)

About us

GreenH2UB Development b.v. initiates, develops, builds, and operates green hydrogen facilities in the Netherlands and abroad. GreenH2UB originated from a collaboration between the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM) and Force Renewable Energy b.v. (Force RE). The concept has been worked out with partners like Brainport Development since 2018. Hydrogen production and its application will play an important role in the energy transition in the coming decades. For the Provence of North-Brabant, it will create many opportunities in terms of employment, entrepreneurship, mobility, CO2 reduction, and export.

Photo: P. Gosselink and P. Sjoerds, Hydrogen mission, Tokyo, Japan


Hydrogen provides the solution to transform mobility into sustainable zero-emission transport. Green hydrogen produced in the GreenH2UB makes fast refueling possible for transport over long distances and within urban areas.

Hydrogen can be used either in a fuel cell or piston engine to power the drive train. Various OEMs plan to use hydrogen as an energy source to achieve green mobility. The green hydrogen produced with renewable energy can directly be used for passenger cars, trucks, buses, trains, aviation, vessels, etc. The supply of hydrogen to the Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS) can be fulfilled via a local grid or tube trailers.

Photo: Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS)


The current use of grey hydrogen in the industry can be replaced by green hydrogen to obtain a zero-emission footprint. Companies within a range of 15 km. kilometer can be supplied via a custom-built gas grid or a so-called hydrogen pipeline. Green hydrogen can be used as a substitute for natural gas for high-temperature heat (HTW).

Hydrogen can also be supplied to industrial firms, through existing natural gas grids. Various mixtures with natural gas can provide a ‘step-by-step’ transition to zero-emission.

Photo: Industrial process heating and feed material

District Heating

With both green electricity and green hydrogen, zero-emission heat can be produced and supplied to the built environment in the near future. This type of central heating system generates on one hand with heat pumps low-temperature water (20 – 45 Celcius). The high-temperature part on the other hand will be produced with boilers suited with special hydrogen burners inside (45 – 80 Celcius). In this way, summer and winter heat will be produced and delivered in a fully sustainable way carbon-neutral way.

The heat can be supplied to residential areas, industrial, logistics, and public buildings. Together with partners, GreenH2UB Development is preparing the realization of the first hydrogen-based district heat network. In existing district-heating networks, energy sources like biomass or natural gas can be replaced by a 100% green hybrid solution.

Photo: District heating system


In North Brabant, the first GreenH2UB is being realized at the Kempisch business park. Together with local stakeholders, the feasibility of selling green hydrogen and residual heat is being mapped out. The GreenH2UB is sized at 10 MW and will be connected to wind farm De Pals. The construction of the wind farm and the GreenH2UB will coincide around Q4 2022 and Q1 2023.

  • Location search
  • Feasibility
  • Environmental dialogue
  • Impact analysis
  • Permit
  • Engineering
  • Project financing
  • Procurement/outsourcing
  • Grid Connection
  • Financial Close
  • Safety
  • Construction supervision
  • Inspection
  • Commissioning
  • Management and maintenance