Port of Amsterdam and tank storage company Evos aim to import large volumes of green hydrogen into the Amsterdam port.
Over the next six months, they, along with three hydrogen companies, will investigate the feasibility of large scale imports, drawing up a blueprint and outlining a roadmap towards 2030 and beyond.
Port of Amsterdam, Evos, Electriq Global, Hydrogenious and Hysilabs will collaborate to investigate the technical and commercial feasibility of importing and storing hydrogen on an industrial scale. This initiative is dubbed H2Gate.
The partners are jointly working on a blueprint for an import, storage, distribution and trading hub, consisting of facilities with a total throughput capacity of 1 million tonnes of hydrogen per year.
The five parties expect hydrogen to play a central role in the transition to a sustainable energy system. This transition is necessary to meet the European target of becoming climate-neutral by 2050.
Currently, there are many initiatives underway in the region to develop a green hydrogen cluster, including production facilities. The H2Gate partners share the vision that alongside local production of hydrogen, imports are needed to meet future demand in Europe.
The H2Gate project is also exploring several hydrogen carrier technologies in parallel, to determine potential energetic and operational synergies between them. Subsequent studies into design and realization, including pilots, are conceivable.
Ramon Ernst, Managing Director of Evos Amsterdam, stated:
This project fits perfectly with our ambition to develop infrastructure solutions for a carbon-free energy future
In order to promote hydrogen, shipping players issued a joint letter to the European Commission urging to promote the use of green hydrogen and ammonia by ships as part of its upcoming maritime fuel law.
CMB, DFDS, Torvald Klaveness, Viking Cruises; the association of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuel producers Hydrogen Europe; maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register; and commodities trader Trafigura, called on the European Commission to use the FuelEU Maritime initiative to stimulate the deployment of green hydrogen and ammonia for shipping.