Green gas and hydrogen play an important role in the energy transition. However, the technology to make sustainable energy and fuel based on gasification of biological and organic waste streams (e.g. roadside grasses, sewage sludge, seaweed, manure and waste wood) is still in its early days. It is important that these new ways of making green gas and hydrogen are quickly scaled up and find their way to the market so that they can be widely applied.
InVesta, located at Boekelermeer business park in Alkmaar, was established as a hub for the development and commercialisation of new technologies to produce green gas and hydrogen. TAQA is involved in InVesta as a partner and founding father alongside parties such as the municipality of Alkmaar, New Energy Coalition, TNO, Hogeschool Inholland, Alliander, EBN, Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Noord-Holland Noord and Province Noord-Holland. This partnership is supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.
InVesta supports researchers and entrepreneurs through knowledge, facilities, acting as a linking pin and seeking funding. To facilitate start-ups and companies even better, a test centre was built in Alkmaar in 2022, next to TAQA's Gas Storage Bergermeer site at the Boekelermeer industrial zone. The first companies have already moved in to test their technologies.