Reliance orders hydrogen cylinders; Air Products, Hamburg Port hydrogen value chain
Reliance Industries Limited places order for hydrogen cylinders from Hexagon Purus.
Hexagon Purus has received its first orders for Type 4 high-pressure hydrogen cylinders from India’s Reliance Industries Limited.
The hydrogen cylinders will be used as prototypes in pilot projects for automotive and backup power solutions and represent Hexagon Purus’ first ever orders for hydrogen applications in India.
The orders represent Reliance’s first step towards positioning itself as a leading clean energy player.
Reliance recently announced an US$ 80 billion investment program into clean energy whereby hydrogen will play a pivotal role to drive decarbonisation.
Frank Häberli, SVP Asia, Hexagon Purus said, “We are pleased to receive our first orders for India, and to support Reliance in the beginning of their exciting journey to transform India to a globally leading hydrogen economy.”
Reliance Industries has also announced its plans in a presentation to make blue hydrogen at a “competitive cost” of about $1.2/kg to $1.5/kg as it repurposes its $4-billion gasification assets.
Air Products and Hamburg Port Authority
Air Products and the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) are said to work together under an MoU to identify potential ways of establishing a comprehensive hydrogen value chain across the port of Hamburg.
Both Air Products and the HPA are aligned in their intention to accelerate the production, supply chain and consumption of hydrogen in the North of Germany and Free Hanseatic State of Hamburg. In collaboration, both parties are focused on identifying real opportunities to stimulate hydrogen demand and subsequent decarbonisation of heavy-duty vehicles (including port logistics) and industry.
The HPA is committed to future-proof and innovative technologies and their use in the port, thus supporting decarbonisation and the City of Hamburg’s Clean Air Plan.