A new collaboration, under the name Transhydrogen Alliance, has signed a MoU for cooperation on production and import of green hydrogen and green ammonia to Europe via Port of Rotterdam.
Under the name Transhydrogen Alliance, technology company Proton Ventures, trading company Trammo and energy company VARO have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation on production and import of green hydrogen and green ammonia to Europe via Rotterdam. The Port of Rotterdam Authority supports this consortium, particularly in setting up an import terminal in Rotterdam for these new supply chains.
The Transhydrogen Alliance is now investigating the possibility of a first project for the production of green hydrogen from solar and wind parks and then transport it packaged in ammonia to Europe.
The partnership wants to have a first project operational by 2024. In the long term, the alliance aims to import a maximum of 500,000 tons of green hydrogen (equal to a maximum of 2.5 million tons of green ammonia) per year via the port of Rotterdam in Europe.
Based on knowledge and experience in technology, logistics and sales, the Transhydrogen Alliance team expects to be competitive against other renewable energy hydrogen production supply chains.
“Transhydrogen Alliance offers a fully integrated team in the green hydrogen and green ammonia supply chain with knowledge and experience in technology, logistics and sales.
“Pricing is expected to be competitive compared to that of other supply chains for hydrogen production based on renewable energy.”
Hans Vrijenhoef, CEO of Proton Ventures, said his company’s engineers have been working on its state-of-the-art technology for more than a decade.
“In combination with renewable energy cost reductions our vision is becoming reality,” he said.
Christophe Savi, head of Trammo’s ammonia division, added: “Trammo is proud to participate in the project and to help advance the transition of the global ammonia supply chain as well as the distribution of green energy carriers such as hydrogen.
“We are excited to work with a stimulating and engaging group of partners who seek to progress rapidly in achieving our shared goal of producing and providing to the industry a safe, clean and economically sustainable product.”
“The solution developed in collaboration with our partners is a great example of how existing technologies can be used to find innovative ways to address the future through new sustainable solutions,” commented VARO’s head of renewables, Theo Pannekeet.