Spain, German ports explore hydrogen for shippers
Spanish and German port authorities announced November 4 they had committed to working together on projects related to hydrogen generation, storage and utilisation in the maritime sector.
The port authorities in Valencia and Hamburg said the synergy between the two main ports on the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea demonstrates their commitment to lowering the environmental footprint for the maritime sector.
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“In this agreement, both entities will focus their efforts on hydrogen generation initiatives, storage stations, use of this energy in terminals and machinery, supply and transport in their hinterland, among others,” they said.
The port authority in Valencia said it will be the first in Europe to incorporate hydrogen technologies for its operations, thanks to this initiative.
Spain has taken several low-carbon steps in recent months. Spanish gas transmission system operator Enagas, retailer Naturgy and logistics company Exolum in September agreed to study and then develop a green hydrogen network for transport in mainland Spain. Dubbed “Win4H2,” it is the first major hydrogen alliance for transport.