Industry leaders cooperate to enable clean hydrogen transport across Atlantic

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Industry leaders cooperate to enable clean hydrogen transport across Atlantic

The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), RMI, Systemiq, Power2X, and other industry leaders have joined forces to promote the delivery of the first clean hydrogen shipment from the US to Europe by 2026.

By 2030, the Transatlantic Clean Hydrogen movement Coalition (H2TC) aims to allow the movement of more than 3 million metric tonnes of hydrogen in the form of ammonia and methanol along this corridor.

The Centre for Houston’s Future, the Port of Corpus Christi, and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are among the coalition’s partners.

H2TC aspires to make a substantial contribution to the EU’s target of importing 10 million metric tonnes of renewable hydrogen per year by 2030.

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Clean hydrogen is an important replacement for fossil fuels in critical industries such as fertiliser manufacturing and steelmaking, and its derivatives are the main alternative to extremely polluting bunker fuel in maritime commerce.

Given the region’s world-class ports, existing energy infrastructure networks, availability to skilled workforce, and other strategic advantages, producers from the US Gulf Coast are likely to be among the most cost-competitive clean hydrogen exporters to Europe.

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Nico van Dooren, Director of New Business & Portfolio Management at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, said: “Rotterdam is Europe’s main import hub for crude, oil products and coal. We’re rapidly becoming Europe’s hydrogen hub as well.

“For the last three years we’ve been scouting the world for green hydrogen, and Texas is one of the most promising locations to export substantial volumes of this renewable energy to Rotterdam within a few years’ time.”

In June, industrial partnerships emerged to boost the maritime green economy, with Los Angeles and Nagoya partnering on critical environmental and operational efficiency initiatives.

One month later, the Port of Newcastle signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Australia and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) setting out a pathway towards a clean energy economy in the Hunter Region.

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