Hydrogen Fact Finding Trip
A team of DUAL Ports partners and hydrogen-interested professionals went on a Fact Finding Trip to several different companies investing in hydrogen technologies now and in the future.
Hydrogen has become an even greater interesting opportunity for ports to utilize sustainable energy. Many port’s surroundings provide an optimal position of strong ressources from nature that can help produce green energy, e.g. wind, wave and solar energy. The green energy may not only be used to power homes and business but also to create an alternative to fossil fuels for vessels, ferries, cars, busses among others.
About the future of hydrogen in Hvide Sande
Port of Hvide Sande and Hvide Sande District Heating (located on the port area) are looking into the opportunities to create hydrogren from surplus production from their three offshore windmills – and transfer the heat from hydrogen production to Hvide Sande District Heating. Within DUAL Ports, Hvide Sande District Heating is working on the HEAT-pilot and they expect to be 94% CO2 neutral in their energy production with help from a new heat pump.
However, hydrogen is an additional step to reduce the port’s environmental footprints and gain optimal use of green energy. 200 days a year, a dredger works on removing sand from the harbour, so the water depth does not affect the port’s and business’s activities. Hvide Sande Shipyard is working on developing a hydrogen-powered vessel. Negotiations with the Danish Coast Directorate will, however, be crucial for the plans between Port of Hvide Sande, Hvide Sande District Heating and Hvide Sande Shipyard.
During two days, the group visited the following companies (in Denmark)
The following attended on the Fact Finding Trip
Wim Stubbe, Lead partner of DUAL Ports
Jens Møller, Front Officer of DUAL Ports
Josephine Petersen, Communication Officer of DUAL Ports
Jens Damgaard, Business Development Manager at Business Vordingborg, Partner of DUAL Ports
Bent Haumann, Business Development Manager af Port of Vordingborg, Partner of DUAL Ports
Martin Halkjær Kristensen, Operations Manager at Hvide Sande District Heating, Partner of DUAL Ports
Kasper Teilmann, Consultant at GEMBA Seafood Consulting, Partner of DUAL Ports
Torben Falholt, on behalf of MEQ