HZ University of Applied Sciences supports the initiative of five (family) businesses to build a hydrogen refueling station on Beneluxweg in Terneuzen.

De Hoop, Multraship, Syndus Group, De Pooter Olie and H4A gave the starting signal for construction on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Representatives of grant program OPZuid and provincial executive Jo-Annes de Bat of the province of Zeeland were present at the start.

The filling station is intended for heavy transport, work and vessels from companies in the area. The project within which the construction of the refueling station is being realized is called 'Green Hydrogen Chain Canal Zone Zeeuws-Vlaanderen'. A number of interns and graduates of the HZ are doing partial research in the project. For example, a student is going to compare the new hydrogen filling station in Terneuzen with other stations across the border.

In an earlier project, the Delta Power lectureship of the HZ together with companies in Zeeland conducted a feasibility study into the possibilities of linking the developments surrounding hydrogen and realizing a green hydrogen chain. Thanks in part to the results of that study, construction of the filling station has now begun.

If all goes well, regional companies will be able to use the locally produced green hydrogen starting in 2026.