Germany and Canada intend to establish a sea bridge to transport green hydrogen


The German port of Hamburg and the Canadian port of Argentia intend to establish a sea bridge to transport green hydrogen across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Ministry of Economy in the German state of Hamburg announced that the head of the Port of Hamburg, Jens Mayer, and the head of the Port of Argentia, Scott Penny, had reached an agreement in this regard, Monday, at the German-Canadian Hydrogen Conference, which was held at the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg.

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck and Canadian Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson also participated in the conference.

The two ports agreement is part of the German-Canadian Hydrogen Alliance that was agreed upon between the governments of Berlin and Ottawa in August 2022, which aims to build a producer/consumer structure for hydrogen imported from Canada.

Green hydrogen, which is produced from renewable energy sources, is expected to play a major role in the transition towards a carbon-free economy.

It is noteworthy that an electrolyzer with a capacity of 300 megawatts powered by wind energy and hydrogen charging facilities will be established in the port of Argentia.

The port of Hamburg is expected to be expanded to become a German hydrogen hub, through which the climate-neutral energy source will be imported, distributed and produced locally using a large-scale electrolyzer.

Through the Declaration of Intent, the Port of Hamburg and the Port of Argentia will establish a framework for cooperation in the field of creating appropriate infrastructure.

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