Bremen’s Senate has announced it will commission a study on the viability of hydrogen fuel as part of a wider study into possible infrastructure at the Port of Bremen/Bremerhaven.
In a statement, Bremenports said one of the objectives of the study is to clarify how to meet the growing demand for hydrogen and how the Port can facilitate improved transportation, including transhipment facilities and related safety measures.
The implementation proposals that result from the study will be taken into account in the future development of Bremen’s port concept and subsequently continued as independent projects.
The target is to begin with actual implementation of the projects with the help of funding programmes as from 2023.
Claudia Schilling, Senator for Science and Ports, stated, “As part of their ‘Greenports Strategy’, the ports of Bremen are already endeavouring to make the ports climate-neutral within the foreseeable future.
“The use of green hydrogen is an essential element of this undertaking. The new study is intended to provide a sound basis within the near future for making important decisions on the establishment of hydrogen infrastructure at the ports of Bremen.
“We have already rolled out various projects, such as ‘Hydrogen – green gas for Bremerhaven‘, which involves setting up an electrolyser test field on the site of the former airfield at Luneort where green hydrogen will be produced with the help of wind energy.
“These projects have delivered an important basis for research in this field.”