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Consider how hydrogen could be produced using renewable energy and consider how it could be used to replace traditional energy generation methods.

Is Green Hydrogen the Future of the Energy Industry?

Our energy sector is rapidly evolving to shift away from fossil fuels and to become net-zero, in efforts to reduce climate change. One technology that Vattenfall are world firsts to deploy is using electricity generated by offshore wind to produce hydrogen via electrolysis.

In this project, you will introduce how this is done, and then consider the possibilities of how hydrogen will become incorporated into our energy system – as a fuel for vessels servicing wind farms, personal transport, electricity generation to name a few ideas. You will also investigate the feasibility of largescale hydrogen clusters in offshore wind farms.

The project itself will consist of a written report and a presentation at the end to colleagues within Vattenfall and the wider energy sector. During the 20 days, you will also have the opportunity to join the Stakeholder and Community Engagement team out and about at various events across Norfolk.


Key skills and interests

  • A strong interest in energy and climate change
  • Keen to develop communication skills, both written and visual
  • Well organised and motivated
  • Inspiring to others and passionate about sharing knowledge
  • Good knowledge of IT, example Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Interest in developing project management skills


Host company information

Vattenfall is a Swedish state-owned energy company operating with over 20,000 employees across Europe. They are beginning to decommission fossil-fuelled coal and gas plants in mainland Europe and have the target of becoming ‘fossil free within one generation’. Vattenfall has invested over £3billion in the UK since 2008, operating and commissioning only renewable electricity projects, which by 2030, could be providing renewable electricity to 5 million UK homes; nearly 80% of this will be coming from the Norfolk Zone projects currently in development.

Address: Norwich; tbd
Key Contact: Will Sealey

Visit the Vattenfall website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD CREST Award. Download the CREST project guide to help you.

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