Shell Joins Aukra Hydrogen Hub; Aker launches Carbon Capture as a Service

All three partners of Aukra Hydrogen Hub are strongly connected to the Nyhamna terminal and would jointly develop, build, and operate the Hub cost-efficiently.

Aker Clean Hydrogen, CapeOmega and AS Norske Shell signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the Aukra Hydrogen Hub for a large scale clean hydrogen facility using natural gas from the local gas processing plant at Nyhamna, Norway.

The clean hydrogen from Aukra can be used to decarbonise local industry, sea and road transportation sectors, and export to other parts of Europe.

Shell operates the Ormen Lange gas field on the Norwegian continental shelf; Technical Service Provider at the related gas plant at Nyhamna in Aukra; and has ownership in the Northern Lights Joint Venture, a CO2 transportation and storage partnership.

Knut Nyborg, CEO of Aker Clean Hydrogen, said, “The Aukra Hydrogen Hub is well-positioned to becoming a key hydrogen hub for Norway going forward.”

Marianne J. Olsnes, MD of A/S Norske Shell, said, “Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. Joining forces with Aker Clean Hydrogen and CapeOmega to work on the exciting opportunities within the Aukra hydrogen hub is a natural step on our path towards reaching our target,” said

Earlier this year, Aker Clean Hydrogen and Aukra municipality granted Aker Clean Hydrogen exclusive rights to explore and develop a project to produce hydrogen, ammonia, and related products in Aukra. In June 2021, Aker Clean Hydrogen and CapeOmega signed an MoU to explore the opportunity to develop the Aukra Hydrogen Hub.

In a separate development, today (12th July), Aker Carbon Capture has launched Carbon Capture as a Service; Carbon capture made easy™, an integrated offering that covers everything a customer needs to reduce emissions by CCS. Customers will be required to pay per tonne captured CO2, where Aker will handle the CO2 throughout the full value chain – from the point of emission to permanent storage. As part of the service, Aker Carbon Capture will deliver and operate the carbon capture facilities, while transport and storage will be embedded in the service through strategic partnerships. The new service is designed to accelerate the deployment of CCS across industries.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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