A consortium of Shell New Energies NL, Engie, Vopak and Anthony Veder are to carry out a feasibility study into a green hydrogen supply chain between Portugal and the Netherlands.
Green hydrogen would be produced by electrolysis from renewable electricity in Sines Port, Portugal, then liquefied and shipped via a liquid hydrogen carrier to the port of Rotterdam where it would be stored for distribution and sale. The partners hope that the first shipment will be delivered by 2027.
Shell and Engie will look at the whole value chain, while Vopak and gas shipping firm Anthony Veder will look at shipping, storage and distribution. The initial plan is to deliver 100 tonnes per day, and scale this up over time.
The partners say they have support from major players in the heavy duty, marine and aviation sectors seeking to decarbonise operations.
‘We consider liquid hydrogen as a key solution to import renewable energy into markets such as the Netherlands or Germany. We are developing the next generation of trucks which can use liquid hydrogen directly,’ says Dr Andreas Gorbach, head of truck technology and board member at Daimler Truck.
(Source: TSM, July-18, 2022)