Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho, and Associated British Ports are collaborating to provide low-carbon hydrogen to the Port of Immingham in England.
The group revealed its vision by announcing the completion of a joint study to highlight the port’s availability of low-carbon fuels like hydrogen.
The port is perfectly situated to take advantage of existing infrastructure in the Humber industrial cluster, which is a hydrogen hotspot in the UK.
Taking advantage of the port’s location, the group believes it has the potential to produce green hydrogen via electrolysis using renewable energy sources like offshore wind.
Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho, and Associated British Ports hope to start supplying green hydrogen to the Port of Immingham with a 20MW supply by 2025.
In order to move beyond the study mentioned above, the consortium has now submitted a joint bid for matched funding to develop the vision through the Clean Maritime Fund.
If the companies are successful, they will be able to conduct a full feasibility study for the project.
The study would look at the technical and financial feasibility of using hydrogen to reduce port greenhouse gas emissions and come up with a clear plan for future development.
This work could start as early as September 2021 if a funding bid is successful.