Deutsche ReGas And Höegh LNG Partner For Hydrogen Breakthrough

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Development Agreement for Floating Hydrogen Import Terminal

Höegh LNG and Deutsche ReGas have signed a development agreement for the world’s first floating hydrogen import terminal. This cutting-edge terminal, set to be operational by 2026, will enable the industrial-scale conversion of green ammonia to green hydrogen, representing a significant step toward green energy infrastructure.

The H2 Import Terminal Lubmin, located at the Deutsche ReGas Terminal in Lubmin, Germany, will utilize Höegh LNG’s revolutionary Ammonia-to-Hydrogen Cracker Technology. The technology embedded into a barge system will produce approximately 30,000 tons of hydrogen annually. The hydrogen will be fed into the core network through an existing feed-in point at the Lubmin port, strengthening Germany’s position as a leader in green energy. Deutsche ReGas will manage the onshore terminal infrastructure, project management, and permit and market import capacities.

The Managing Director of Deutsche ReGas, Ingo Wagner, emphasized the project’s importance, stating that the agreement signifies a new beginning in Germany’s energy plan and the company’s development.

The H2 Import Terminal Lubmin is essential in decarbonising industrial regions in Eastern and Southern Germany, bolstering Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s status as a green energy powerhouse.The CEO of Höegh LNG, Erik Nyheim, stressed the necessity of worldwide hydrogen imports for industrial decarbonization, saying that combining existing maritime infrastructure with their cracking solution can provide cost-effective hydrogen in the coming years.

Global Impact and Expertise

Nyheim added that the technology, infrastructure and expertise are all in place and that they are thrilled to work with Deutsche ReGas to accelerate Germany’s energy transition.

The pilot project for the Höegh Ammonia to Hydrogen Cracker is now being built in Stord, Norway.

The project is a collaboration between Wärtsilä, BASF, the Institute for Energy Technology, the Sustainable Energy Norwegian Catapult Centre, and the University of South-East Norway.

The project will be an industrial prototype for converting and decarbonising Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs) in Germany.

Deutsche ReGas’s Role

Deutsche ReGas, which operates Germany’s only privately financed LNG terminals in Mukran and earlier in Lubmin, will use its expertise to help the project succeed.The initiative is designed to provide Germany access to clean, low-cost hydrogen while accelerating the country’s decarbonisation efforts.

Germany and Höegh LNG are setting a new standard in the global energy transition with the H2 Import Terminal Lubmin.

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Source: Marineinsight