The Port of Huelva and Enagás have signed a protocol to discover prospects for innovation in the sector of renewable gases such as hydrogen and BioGNL.
The agreement, signed at the Port Authority of Huelva’s headquarters, will lay the groundwork for technical and economic analyses of renewable gas services, the identification of new infrastructure and interconnection, the development of commercial missions and contacts with industry players, and the study of access to potential funding.
The specific objectives set by this agreement are to promote the incorporation of renewable gases in the development of the integrated logistics chain, driven in the field of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by the European project CoreLNGas Hive.
The agreement will enable for the exploration of BioLNG bunkering logistics projects (supply to ships), which will lower the overall carbon footprint of the supply chain.
Following the signature of this protocol, a work plan and timeline will be prepared for the completion of collaborative research, according to Huelva Información.
Alberto Santana, President of the Port Authority of Huelva, expressed gratitude to Enagás, which operates a regasification facility in the Port of Huelva, for “its willingness to collaborate jointly in the development of new fuels.”
Santana said: “The Port of Huelva has become an energy and industrial cluster, promoting clean fuels as included in one of the three axes of the Strategic Plan of the Port of Huelva 2023-2030, with a vision to 2050.”
Arturo Gonzalo, CEO of Enagás, stated: “The key role of the Huelva Regasification Plant is to be an energy hub that reinforces Europe’s security of supply, in which we continue working to improve capacity, flexibility and operational availability, as well as progress in the decarbonisation process, focusing on the operation and value chain with renewable gases.”