Carburos Metálicos, part of the Air Products Group, has recently joined the consortium of the H2PORTS project.
Through the collaboration, the Port of Valencia will pilot the use of a hydrogen-fuelled reachstacker and 4×4 ro-ro terminal tractor. The vehicles will be fuelled through a mobile hydrogen refuelling station (HRS).
Carburos Metálicos aims to share its knowledge and experience of supplying hydrogen to the port-maritime industry.
Within the H2PORTS project, the company will lead the installation of the HRS at the Port of Valencia and will manage it during the two-year pilot period.
Carburos Metálicos will provide the renewable hydrogen for the project, developing all logistics needed for proper supply to the port machinery. It will also deliver support in safety training and the exchange of best practices with partners and stakeholders to ensure safe operations.
“We are proud to be a member of this Consortium. At Carburos Metálicos we have a collaborative approach to develop and promote the hydrogen economy. This action is in addition to other initiatives in mobility we are leading, such as the Hydrogen Route with demonstrations of supply and refuelling for hydrogen fuel cell buses throughout several cities in Spain,” said Miquel Lope, General Manager at Carburos Metálicos.
“We are participating in Spain’s first permanent bus line powered by renewable hydrogen with the supply of this fuel and installation of a refuelling station, and in 2023 we will open a new hydrogen refuelling station for the public in Tarragona, in the heart of the Mediterranean corridor and close to the city’s important port area.”
Earlier this year, Atena announced it was developing a hydrogen Terminal Tractor within the framework of the H2PORTS project.
The vehicle will be powered by a fuel cell supplied by clean energy experts Ballard and is scheduled to be tested for two years in real operations after it arrives at Valencia Terminal Europa (VALTE) in Valenciaport.