Australia-based Provaris Energy has inked a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German energy giant Uniper. The collaboration aims to assess the feasibility of supplying green hydrogen to Germany utilizing Provaris’ groundbreaking compressed hydrogen carriers.
The primary goal of this partnership is to delve into the technical, operational, and economic advantages of Provaris’ H2Neo carriers and the associated compressed hydrogen supply chain. The ambitious initiative aligns with Germany’s robust ambitions for industrial decarbonization and enhanced energy security, positioning green hydrogen as a pivotal player in the nation’s sustainable future.
Provaris is currently in the crucial phase of prototype testing, a key step towards securing final class approvals for its proprietary 26,000 cubic meter H2Neo hydrogen carrier. Having obtained design approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in late 2022, the H2Neo is positioned as a cutting-edge solution for efficient hydrogen transportation. The compression technology not only offers flexibility but also aligns with energy-efficient delivery models, making it a standout choice for regional supply chains.
As Germany charts its course towards decarbonization, green hydrogen emerges as a crucial component in reshaping the energy landscape. Provaris’ Managing Director and CEO, Martin Carolan, emphasizes the importance of regional supply chains, providing a practical and relevant model. The attention garnered from industrial users in Germany underscores the growing appreciation for the benefits of compression, with a focus on capital and energy efficiency.