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Texas-based port commits to hydrogen; clean fuel hub to be developed

Texas-based port commits to hydrogen; clean fuel hub to be developed

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority in Texas is looking to develop renewable energy infrastructure to support the production of green hydrogen and optionality provide renewable power directly to the port and its customer.

Solidifying its plans today (May 11), the port said it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with funds managed by the Infrastructure and Power Strategy of Ares Management Corporation (Ares) for the effort.

Detailing the deal, the port said the MoU outlines preliminary provisions for a renewable energy and clean fuel hub that will be comprised of solar facilities, battery storage facilities and electrolyser facilities to be located on port-owned property.

The first set of facilities will be made up of an up to 210MW solar project and an up to 840MWh battery storage facility, which will be capable of powering an electrolyser facility to produce 9,000 megatonnes of green hydrogen per year – with the possibility of expanding over time.

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