The Port of Antwerp, Port of Zeebrugge and the Chilean Ministry of Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to make green hydrogen flows between Chile and Western Europe a reality.
he cooperation aims to eliminate the last barriers and gaps in the run-up to the effective start-up of green production, the set-up of the logistics chain between the continents and the logistics in the Belgian seaports and their hinterland.
In the MoU the different parties express their interest in collaborating on the important strategic issue of setting up a corridor between their countries to ship green hydrogen or derivatives, produced in Chile and received at the Belgian Ports.
When we look back at the impact of COP26, I sincerely hope we will call it ‘the climate action summit. The summit where promises were made and kept. That’s the only way how we will be able to tackle this challenge, by saying what we do and doing what we say
Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO Port of Antwerp.
Now, Chile has set very ambitious targets in order to become a carbon-neutral country by 2050 and use the high-quality and abundant renewable energy resources available to it.
The country also aims to be producing the cheapest green hydrogen by 2030 and become one of the top 3 exporters of green hydrogen by 2040. The Chilean Ministry of Energy is required to engage with overseas parties to cooperate on the issue of setting up international supply chains of green hydrogen from Chile.
Furthermore, the Port of Antwerp, Port of Zeebrugge and the Ministry of Chile will collaborate on a regular basis in order to exchange knowledge, experiences and other information to further explore the possibilities of the cooperation.
Convinced that green hydrogen will play a key role in decarbonizing our economies, we are very proud to support the H2 Import Coalition program and to collaborate with Belgium and Chile
Catherine MacGregor, ENGIE CEO, concluded.