Port of Rotterdam Authority along with the global energy supply company Uniper, are investigating the possibilities of large-scale production of green hydrogen at the Maasvlakte area in Rotterdam.
Port of Rotterdam
In light of the European Green Deal and its ambition to turn climate neutral by 2050, Port of Rotterdam supports this aim and focuses on shore power so as to achieve a zero emission facility.
Port of Rotterdam recently undertook a desktop trial in “Just-In-Time” (JIT) ship operations, showing that emissions can be cut considerably.
Port of Rotterdam along with Port of Amsterdam, North Sea Port Netherlands, Drechtsteden, the Port of Antwerp and De Vlaamse Waterweg joined forces to establish a single shore-based power system.
The European Commission has proposed awarding 102 million euros in funding to the Porthos project. The Porthos project regards the capture and storage of CO2 in the North Sea floor.
In recent months, 32 companies at the RDM site in the port of Rotterdam have been testing a new energy platform: Distro. Working with solar panels and a battery, users trade energy they have produced themselves in a local market.
The European Commission has awarded 0.5 million euros in funding for further research to the RH2INE partnership. The project regards the transport of cargo with hydrogen-powered inland vessels along the freight corridor between Rotterdam and Genoa.
Port of Rotterdam expressed its support to the European Commission’s efforts to promote the use of sustainable fuels in the shipping industry, as it will consequently accelerate its own eco-friendly initiative.
Following a successful collaboration for 8 years in a row, “Linked-by-Rail” project ended on 6 February. In fact, under the project’s corridor among Netherlands and Poland, the number of the rail connections between the two regions quadrupled, from 5 to around 20 departures per week.
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