Ballard collaborating in H2PORTS venture to demo hydrogen as different gasoline in European ports; FCmove-HD

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Ballard Energy Techniques is collaborating within the H2PORTS venture, which is aimed toward facilitating a speedy transition at European ports from fossil fuels to low-carbon, zero-emission options based mostly on hydrogen and gasoline cells. (Earlier submit.)

Earlier this month individuals held the primary technical assembly of the H2PORTS venture, which is being coordinated by Valenciaport Basis in shut collaboration with the Port Authority of Valencia.

The venture will check and validate hydrogen applied sciences for port equipment as a way to obtain options that produce zero native emissions, with out affecting the efficiency and security of port operations. H2PORTS will enable these new prototypes to be demonstrated on the Grimaldi and MSC terminals within the Port of Valencia, which is able to develop into the primary European port to include hydrogen vitality to scale back the environmental impression of its operations.

The H2PORTS venture entails three pilot initiatives to bridge the hole between prototypes and pre-commercial merchandise: (i) a fuel-cell-powered Attain Stacker for loading, unloading and transporting containers; (ii) a fuel-cell-powered Terminal Tractor for roll-on/roll-off transport operations; and (iii) a Cell Hydrogen Refueling Station to help this gear.

The venture will even perform feasibility research on the event of a sustainable hydrogen provide chain, coordinating all stakeholders together with prospects, hydrogen producers, and suppliers.

Ballard will present the corporate’s next-generation gasoline cell module—the FCmove-HD, which is deliberate for business launch in mid-2019—to energy the Attain Stacker.

The H2PORTS venture represents yet another necessary step towards broad-based adoption of zero-emission gasoline cell expertise within the marine sector. Ballard is happy to take part on this venture, which expands our marine-based actions past the bulletins we made final yr, particularly an MOU with ABB for the event of megawatt scale methods for ships in addition to our membership in a consortium that may design and construct HySeas III, the world’s first sea-going hydrogen-powered automotive and passenger ferry.

—Jesper Themsen, President and CEO of Ballard Energy Techniques Europe A/S

Along with the Valenciaport Basis, the Port Authority of Valencia, and Ballard Energy Techniques Europe A/S, different individuals in H2PORTS embrace the Centro Nacional del Hidrógeno (Nationwide Hydrogen Centre), MSC Terminal Valencia, the Grimaldi Group, Hyster-Yale, Atena and Enagás.

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H2PORTS will entail a complete funding of €four million, together with European funding supplied by the Gasoline Cell and Hydrogen Joint Enterprise (FCH JU) program.

There’s a vital worldwide deal with emissions discount within the marine trade, together with ships and ports. Momentum was mirrored within the United Nations Worldwide Maritime Group (IMO) announcement final yr of a method to scale back GHG emissions from ships—together with a 50% discount in GHGs by 2050, in comparison with 2008 ranges, and full elimination of GHGs as quickly as doable on this century.


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