Is a Morocco to Europe Green Hydrogen Transport Chain Feasible?
Two renewable energy development companies are participating in a feasibility study that will investigate a proposed hydrogen transport chain from Morocco to Europe.
CWP Global and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint study which will commence late this year.
The 2023 study will investigate the potential for the 15GW AMUN project to serve as the starting point for the 500 tons-per-day hydrogen transport chain.
Based near the city of Tan-Tan in southwest Morocco, the project is focussed on using green hydrogen to produce ammonia locally to support the decarbonisation of fertiliser and maritime shipping.
Hydrogenious’s proven LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers) technology will be explored as the transport method for delivering green hydrogen to Europe.
Dr Andreas Lehmann, Chief Strategy Officer at Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, said: “Our collaboration on this feasibility study once again underlines the great strengths of our LOHC solution.
“As an option for storing and transporting hydrogen on an industrial scale, our LOHC technology has many advantages over other transport methods – particularly in terms of safety in urban areas or ports and the purity of the hydrogen achieved.
“We can also use the existing infrastructure for liquid fuels, further accelerating the development of the hydrogen value chain.”
CWP Global’s Chief Technology Officer, Guido Schumacher, added: “[This study] marks another step in building the clean energy future we are working towards, by identifying the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to deploying green hydrogen and its derivatives in support of Net Zero by 2050 goals.”