The Port of Gävle, Gävle Energi, and Statkraft have partnered to investigate the opportunities to produce, store, use, and sell hydrogen as an energy source.
The parties will now carry out a preliminary study, to be ready by this summer, in which they'll specify the practical, commercial, and legal conditions necessary for making the investment decision. As such, they'll probe the location of the production facility, storage, and a fuelling station; the availability of and demand for electricity and water; as well as try to forecast the future hydrogen fuel cell demand or even in what ways excess heat from the production process can be utilised.
"This is one of the many opportunities for the Port of Gävle to offer its operators and clients long-term sustainable port operations. It also makes it possible to set up infrastructure to make transportation, to-and-from the port as well as across the region, more sustainable in the future," Fredrik Svanbom, CEO, the Port of Gävle, commented.
Malin Eriksson, Head of Marketing, Gävle Energi, also said, "It's encouraging to see this type of cooperation taking place in the Port of Gävle. It feels both good and natural to be jointly contributing to a green transition of the transport industry, among others."
Per Rosenqvist, responsible for developing the hydrogen part of Statkraft's business, added, "Statkraft is Europe's biggest supplier of renewable energy and we believe that renewable hydrogen will be absolutely essential in making future transport carbon-free. This project increases the possibility for such a development taking place thanks to contributing to transitioning towards a fossil-free transport sector."
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