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Howden’s compressors to be used in hydrogen-based maritime fuel production
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Howden’s compressors to be used in hydrogen-based maritime fuel production
© Howden

Howden’s compressors to be used in hydrogen-based maritime fuel production

Howden has signed a contract with European Energy to provide its hydrogen compressors to deliver pure green hydrogen as a feedstock for e-methanol production to fuel maritime transportation.

Announced on Tuesday (June 14), European Energy will utilise Howden’s hydrogen compressors at its large-scale commercial e-methanol production facility boasting a 50MW electrolyser to generate hydrogen, which is still in development.

H2 View understands European Energy will supply shipping giant, Maersk with e-methanol to fuel its shipping fleet, with 200,000-300,000 tonnes of the cleaner fuel by 2025.

The deal will see Howden supply five of its compressor packages, which the company say are capable of compressing 1,370kg of green hydrogen per hour each.

Salah Mahdy, Global Director of Renewable Hydrogen at Howden, said, “While renewable energy is becoming more and more common in the heavy transportation industry, this project marks the beginning of carbon-neutral shipping at a large-scale, and is a significant step towards ocean vessels and the maritime industry using 100% renewable energy.

“The International Maritime Organisation has targets to cut the global shipping industry’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least half by 2050, compared to 2008 levels, so renewable energy options like those provided by Howden hydrogen compressors play a vital role in meeting these goals.”

Anders Brendstrup, Head of EPC in Power-to-X at European Energy, said: “Collaboration with partners across the industry is necessary for creating a value chain, scaling green fuel production, and planning future total cost of ownership.

“Using Howden’s compression systems to connect renewable energy production and electrolysis with transmission and distribution is a key step for us. Howden’s contribution will make our ambition to support zero-emission mobility through an unparalleled technologic approach a safe and realistic goal.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.


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