Pioneering the European renewable eFuels market

A consortium comprising HyCC, BioMCN, DeNora, Gasunie, Hinicio, and McPhy will receive an €11-million European grant towards their proposed green hydrogen project in Delfzijl, the Netherlands.


Djewels is a project that aims to demonstrate the operational readiness of a 20 MW electrolyser for the production of green fuels (green methanol) in real-life industrial and commercial conditions.

The project will be located in Delfzijl industrial park in the Netherlands. Delfzijl industrial park has a direct connection to the electricity transmission grid among other industrial clients that will create further conditions for scaling up green hydrogen production.


Stage 1

Hydrogen business analysis
and development

Stage 2

Electrolyser development
and supply

Stage 3

Plant engineering and

Stage 4

System operation
and monitoring


tons of green hydrogen per year


Year project


Why hydrogen?

Consortium Sites


Funding partners

Latest News

Article about Djewels in Magazine Waddengebied

by Djewels Project | Apr 21, 2022 | News | 0 comments Djewels, a project by HyCCand Gasunie, aims to develop a 20 MW electrolysis installation at the Chemie Park in Delfzijl to contribute to the energy transition in the context of climate change. Marc Bekhof, Project Engineer at Gasunie: “This...

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Final permit for pioneering green hydrogen project Djewels

Djewels 1, a planned 20 megawatt hydrogen plant in Groningen, The Netherlands, has received the final environmental and construction permit from the Provincial authorities. The project is a European front-runner in the large-scale development of green hydrogen to enable emission-free industries.  The plant will use electrolysis to...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn a bit more about how Djewels works

How will the hydrogen be produced?

The project will use renewable electricity to split water into hydrogen by using a 20 MW pressurised alkaline electrolyser, with a capacity of up to 3 kt of green hydrogen per year.

The technology is currently being developed by McPhy. The project will bring the technology from TRL 7 to TRL 8 and lay the foundations for the next scale-up step, towards a 100 MW electrolyser on the same site.

How will the hydrogen be used?

Hydrogen will be converted into renewable methanol by combining it with CO2 from other processes. Methanol can be used as a fuel for road transport as well as for the aviation and maritime sectors, and as a feedstock for the chemical industry.

How many emissions are reduced by the project?

The project will reduce up to 27 ktCO2eq per year, equivalent to the emissions from 6000 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles over a year.

How is safety addressed?

Safety is a key prerequisite for the project and a priority in each phase: From design to construction and operations. The plant is designed so that oxygen and hydrogen are clearly separated and the plant itself will be reinforced to provide extra protection for the surrounding environment. In addition, we are undertaking addition studies as part of the permitting and design phase to warrant safe operations of the facility.

Where is the project located?

The factory will be located at the Chemical Park in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, where HyCC already produces hydrogen through a chlor-alkali process and where the (bio)methanol producer, BioMCN, is located.

The Delfzijl industrial park has a direct connection to the electricity transmission grid, and a low distribution network charges within, among other industrial clients that will create further conditions for scaling up green hydrogen production.

This project has received funding from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership under grant agreement No 826089. This partnership receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.
This project also received funding from Waddenfonds.
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