Being progressed as part of the Valenciaport 2030, zero emissions project, the port hopes to decarbonise much of its operations by implementing a hydrogen infrastructure to cater for the growing demand.
Much of these projects also contribute to the H2Ports project being led by the Valenciaport Foundation and the Valencia Port Authority (PAV).
Crucial to the seamless adoption of hydrogen into the port is the construction of a green hydrogen supply station, expected to be completed in January 2022, which will be mobile and capable of producing fuel on demand.
In doing so, hydrogen powered logistic equipment will be able to operate on zero emission, such as a prototype of a Reach Stacker in addition to a 4×4 tractor unit that will be used for loading and unloading at Terminal Europa.
Federico Torres, Head of Ecological Transition of the APV, said, “These are very important machines in the Port of Valencia because they are in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and within our objectives and calculations of emissions, the terminal machinery represents almost 25% of the emissions that we want to reduce through this type of energy.”
Aurelio Martínez, President of the Valencia Port Authority, said, “This is a clear commitment of the Port Authority of Valencia to sustainability, and demonstrates the firm commitment of the (PAV) to the Valenciaport 2030 objective, zero emissions.
“We are currently coordinating with the National Hydrogen Centre the location of this facility in the Port of Valencia.
“The work will begin in January, so once again we will be pioneering and taking a step forward with this type of infrastructure, in our commitment to sustainability.”
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