By introducing hydrogen technologies to the North German port, it provides a basis to import hydrogen from across the globe to a central location in Europe.
This could bolster hydrogen across the entire EU whilst additionally supporting the rising demand for hydrogen technologies in Germany.
Both Air Products and the HPA are aligned in their intention to accelerate the production, supply chain and consumption of hydrogen in the North of Germany and Free Hanseatic State of Hamburg.
In collaboration, both parties are focused on identifying real opportunities that would support the stimulation of hydrogen demand and subsequent decarbonisation of heavy-duty vehicles including port logistics and industry.
Jens Meier, CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority, said, “The HPA is committed to future-proof and innovative technologies and their use in the port, thus supporting decarbonisation and the City of Hamburg’s Clean Air Plan. This MoU is a further step on our way to taking concrete action here.”
Kurt Lefevere, Vice-President Northern Continent at Air Products, said, “Ports and their industrial clusters in Hamburg and around the world, have a critical role to play in expanding hydrogen’s role in the energy transition.
“We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with the Hamburg Port Authority, sharing our proven knowledge and experience across the entire hydrogen supply chain and identifying opportunities to help them on their sustainability journey and support Germany’s ambitious decarbonisation agenda.”
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