Queensland, Port of Rotterdam sign hydrogen MoU
Queensland government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Port of Rotterdam to develop a hydrogen export supply chain in the state, it said on October 13.
The MoU would see the Australian state and the Port of Rotterdam collaborate on opportunities to develop a hydrogen export supply chain between Queensland hydrogen producers and Rotterdam. The Port of Rotterdam has the ambition to import up to 20mn metric tons/year of hydrogen by 2050, starting with imports of ammonia in 2025, the Queensland government said.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the agreement "was another ringing endorsement of the state’s quest to be a renewable hydrogen superpower."
“Over the coming weeks, the Palaszczuk government will work with the Port of Rotterdam to finalise this agreement ahead of Cop 26,” minister for energy, renewables and hydrogen Mick de Brenni said.
“Now we need the Australian Government to come to the table and endorse this MoU,” de Brenni added.
The state government on October 12 said publicly-owned renewable energy firm CleanCo has signed an MoU to join Japan’s Sumitomo Corp and its partners on the development of a hydrogen industry in Gladstone.