100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

The H2Ports project co-funded by the FCH JU will support the port of Valencia  to launch the € 4 mln  pilot project to utilise fuel cells to power a reach stacker and a terminal tractor  at the port’s Grimaldi and MSC terminals. The project will involve the installation of a mobile hydrogen station  supporting the decarbonisation of the port’s logistics chain.

In a statement, Port of Valencia said: “With the implementation of the actions derived from the H2Ports project, the Port Authority and the port community continue on the path of finding less polluting fuels for their use in ports and thus contribute to the decarbonisation of the activities related to the transport.”.  Valenciaport Foundation, National Hydrogen Center, MSC Terminal Valencia, Grimaldi Group, and Hyster-Yale, Atena, will also participate in H2Ports.

Photo: courtesy Grimaldi Group