Port of Valencia signs an alliance with Hamburg

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The Port of Valencia has signed an alliance with the Port of Hamburg which will see them collaborate in the development of maritime projects, with emphasis on the promotion of hydrogen.

The alliance specifically focuses on projects of clean energy with support from the European Union. Both parties have agreed to focus their efforts on hydrogen generation initiatives, storage stations, supply and transport, and the use of hydrogen in terminals and machinery.

Additionally, the agreement contemplates that the projects to be developed will involve the port and logistics community of both sites in the framework of promoting the competitiveness and innovation of all the agents and companies operating in the ports.

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In a recent interview with PTI, Josep Sanz-Argent, Project Manager of the H2Ports Project and Member of the Innovation and Port Cluster Development Team of Fundación Valenciaport, predicted hydrogen to be a component that will play a large part in making port operations greener in the near future.

“The Port of Valencia has a long history in decarbonisation and using alternative fuels, and the port has an aim to become carbon neutral by 2030, so we are trying to identify the best pathway to reach that goal. Hydrogen is a very interesting technology for some applications at the port.”

This followed on from the news that the port is to install a hydrogen supply station that will be used to refuel port vehicles and machinery. Work will begin on this plant in 2022.

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