Shell, Engie amongst consortium backing cross-Europe green hydrogen project

Jul 19, 2022 11:11 AM ET
  • Shell as well as Engie are amongst the business leading a consortium developed to establish a green hydrogen ecosystem in Europe.
Shell, Engie amongst consortium backing cross-Europe green hydrogen project
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Both power majors are joined by gas delivery firm Anthony Veder and also tank storage specialist Vopak, the consortium seeking to establish a green hydrogen production facility in the Sines port industrial zone in Portugal. Hydrogen would after that be liquified and also delivered to Rotterdam for circulation and also sale.

Shell and also Engie are to team up across the "full value chain" for the project, the business said, while Anthony Veder as well as Vopak will concentrate on shipping, storage and circulation.

The consortium's purpose will be to evaluate the possible to produce, transportation as well as store around 100 tonnes of hydrogen per day, before checking out the potential to scale this up.

The consortium has better looked for the project to receive Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) standing from the European Union and has actually received support from the federal governments of both Portugal and also the Netherlands.

In a declaration, Shell claimed that even more assurance was needed for consumers of liquid hydrogen, particularly plan instruments with the potential to cover any kind of boost for end users.

While still comparatively inceptive, Europe's green hydrogen economic situation is continuing to construct a head of steam with a growing variety of market entrants aiming to assist provide on the continent's target of releasing 40GW of green hydrogen electrolysers by 2030.

Such electrolysis capacity will trigger a sharp boost in power need, with the European Union's green hydrogen technique of 2020 detailing just how approximately 120GW of new renewables capacity would be needed to sate need.

Shell is seeking a number of green hydrogen projects in Europe on the other hand, having previously this month committed to building a 200MW electrolyser at the port of Rotterdam, however this project will greatly be powered with onshore wind.

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