Chariot partners with the Port of Rotterdam; Ballard FCwave marine FC receives approval
Chariot and the Port of Rotterdam will work together to connect with off-takers and secure contracts for specific volumes.
Chariot (Africa focused transitional energy company) has signed an MoU with the Port of Rotterdam International for green hydrogen shipments.
The MoU represents a first step towards establishing supply chains to import green hydrogen and ammonia to meet expected demand in the Netherlands and other countries in Northwest Europe.
René van der Plas, Director of Port of Rotterdam International, said, “We are excited to be teaming up with Chariot to help with the distribution element of their green hydrogen project in Mauritania. The project could turn Mauritania into a leading supplier of green hydrogen to Europe, making it one of the largest energy projects of its kind in the world.”
Benoit Garrivier, Chariot Transitional Power CEO, commented, “Our green hydrogen project in Mauritania has the potential to establish the country as one of the cheapest producers of green hydrogen. Our ambition is to help the nation become one of the world’s main producers and exporters of green hydrogen.”
Last year, the Government of Mauritania, through the Ministry of Petroleum, Mines & Energy and Chariot signed an MoU to progress a potential green hydrogen development, denominated as ‘Project Nour’, of up to 10GW.
Ballard receives Type Approval for the FCwave marine fuel cell module
Ballard Power Systems has received Europe’s industry-first Type Approval by DNV (leading classification and certification body) for its marine fuel cell module FCwave™.
The approval marks an important step in commercialising Ballard’s fuel cell technology for marine applications and is key to including fuel cells as part of zero-emission solutions for the marine industry.
Søren Østergaard Hansen, GM, Marine, Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S said, “The new classification of FCwave™ has removed a significant roadblock in helping the marine industry deploy zero-emission technologies and meet global emission reduction targets.”