In the port districts of Birsfelden and Muttenz, hydrogen hubs will be built. The letter of intent that corresponds to it has been approved.
Birsfelden and Muttenz’s Rheinhafen-Aeale will be transformed into hydrogen production and delivery hubs. Three big firms and organizations in the energy sector, as well as the Swiss Rhine ports, have signed a declaration of intent.
The four groups said in a joint media release on Wednesday that the Swiss Rhine ports are set to play a key role in the future-oriented hydrogen economy. The Industrielle Werke Basel (IWB) and the tank storage businesses Avia and Varo, which are already established in the Rhine ports, are among them.
According to the release, the port locations of Muttenz and Birsfelden have become important switching places for mineral oil logistics and are well prepared for the storage and transportation of risky commodities, among other things. However, renewable and CO2-neutral energy sources are gradually replacing fossil fuels. That is why they are working to build and promote the concept of a hydrogen hub in these areas.