KBR explores hydrogen in Trinidad & Tobago; Insplorion tests its hydrogen sensor
The COP26 Summit has brought into focus the threat of climate change on island nations.
KBR has been awarded a study to help establish a green hydrogen market in Trinidad and Tobago as part of ongoing technical cooperation financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
KBR will analyse strategies for maximising opportunities to establish a green hydrogen economy in Trinidad and Tobago, undertaking supply and demand dynamics for green hydrogen generation, transportation, and end-use applications.
The study will identify opportunities for developing a low carbon economy, with a roadmap to Net Zero through technological innovation. It will assess the potential for green hydrogen production and the repurposing of the existing facilities for low carbon hydrogen. The assessment will include recommendations for a technical implementation plan.
KBR will work with the National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited and other key stakeholders to identify areas for development in existing infrastructure and policy, focusing on innovative approaches to advance sustainable growth in this sector – helping diversify its economy.
In a separate development, Insplorion and a Swedish transport company have signed an agreement to conduct a pilot and development project with Insplorion’s hydrogen sensor platform. The project aims to clarify how the sensor can perform within the customer’s application and to develop an application-specific prototype. The first part of the study has an order value of about SEK 100k and will be performed during Q1 2022. This study is the first industrially funded pilot for the hydrogen sensor. The study aims to evaluate the performance for customer-specific needs and develop and test a modified way to access the sensor remotely via optical fibre. A successful first part will lead to the continuation of the project with the further collaborative development of the sensor for the customer-specific need.