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Port of Vigo set to receive huge boost to its decarbonisation efforts through hydrogen
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Port of Vigo set to receive huge boost to its decarbonisation efforts through hydrogen

The Port of Vigo, Spain, is set to be handed a huge boost to its net zero operations and decarbonising efforts with the port set to be home to a new green hydrogen project.

The project, dubbed ‘Julio Verne’ will see Spanish-Japanese company Univergy Solar look to produce renewable hydrogen for domestic applications in logistical operations within the port.

This will be used in both land and maritime mobility applications as well as port operations and industrial processes.

To this end, two electrolysers will be installed into the port that can also be scaled up in the future.

Univergy will also use this model in other countries where it has business developments, such as Chile or Uruguay, and where it has already initiated local contacts for its implementation.

Julio Hidalgo, Director of the Hydrogen Division of Univergy Solar, said, “The importance and responsibility associated with the coordination of the Julio Verne hydrogen project in the Port of Vigo.

“This is because it will be a model to be followed by the extensive network of maritime ports in Spain, not only for providing clean energy to them, but also for the advances it represents in technology and job creation.”

US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power

What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?

North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.

What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your virtual delegate pass, click here.


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