Hydrogen use in the agricultural sector

The Dutch ambition is to switch completely to the use of renewable energy by 2050. The agricultural sector is an important pillar in this because decentralized production of green energy and its use can be directly integrated into agricultural operations. When it comes to generating green energy, many agricultural companies are already well ahead of the rest of the business sector in the Netherlands. They often have large unused areas for the installation of solar energy, and a windmill at an agricultural company is no longer a unicim either.

But how do you use the generated energy within your business operations if the created energy is not directly usable or can be delivered to the electricity grid? Take, for example, a cattle farm equipped with the latest technologies and using milking robots, the energy produced from solar panels, for example, occurs between 8:00 a.m. and no more than 8:00 p.m. The milking times and therefore the higher energy demand of the farm are between 6:00 and 9:00 and between 19:00 and 21:00 and do not match with the production times of green energy.

The production of hydrogen is then a solution, this can easily be produced locally from green energy, stored locally and at a later moment be converted into energy to, for example, milk the cattle, be used as fuel for the machines or generate heat. Meanwhile, the first machines powered by hydrogen are entering the market such as tractors and forklifts.

Producing hydrogen sustainably

Producing and storing hydrogen for one’s own use within the agricultural sector may seem like a solution. However, there is no standard solution for every farm. The amount of energy produced, as well as the type of business operation, is different for each agricultural company, which requires a solution that can be adapted to the wishes and needs in terms of energy generation and use. One farm will make more use of hydrogen to again create electrical energy needs at times when it is needed and not available and another farm will make more use of using hydrogen as an alternative fuel for the machinery and tractors.


Our solution for the use of hydrogen in the agricultural sector

By adopting modular technology for hydrogen generation and using EAM technology for the electrolysis process, Adsensys offers a simple yet effective and sustainable method of producing hydrogen for the agricultural sector. Adsensys is able to provide systems that produce hydrogen with the energy available at the time. All systems are made up of a modular hydrogen generator with a small capacity, these can simply be turned on and off depending on whether energy is available. This makes it possible to configure a system capable of producing hydrogen at the least possible production of green energy up to the maximum feasible. Independent of supply and demand, a system can be configured that is applicable to any company. Does the purchase of hydrogen grow due, for example, to the growth of the company or the increase of hydrogen-powered machines and tractors, or does the supply of green energy increase? Then the system can easily be expanded with additional hydrogen production capacity.

About Adsensys

Adsensys supplies several innovative systems for generating energy using hydrogen from green energy sources. We are skilled, all-round, progressive, and we work effectively. We supply complete systems and/or individual components depending on your wishes and situation: from the required electrolysers to drying and storage and return delivery. Whether it concerns a small system or a 1MW installation, everything is approached modularly, so Speed, clarity and transparency are self-evident during a collaboration with us.

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