- Shell wants to meet the net for net-zero carbon energy for the maritime sector.
- It will achieve the goal through the development of scalable and safe liquified hydrogen shipping technologies.
The oil and gas major’s centre for maritime expertise, Shell International Trading, and Shipping Company, said it has joined forces with technology firm GTT on the effort that will include the development of a hydrogen energy supply chain, says an article published in H2View.
Liquid hydrogen carrier
Focused on cryogenic containment systems for the storage and transportation of liquid gases, GGT will support Shell with the development of a preliminary liquid hydrogen carrier design and a liquid hydrogen cargo containment system for a mid-size liquid hydrogen carrier.
With such development, it is hoped the duo will be able to support the transportation of large volumes of liquid hydrogen at -250 °C – a technical challenge which may in the industry are facing today.
A major role of hydrogen in net-zero
On the effort, Carl Henrickson General Manager of Technology, Innovation, and Digitalisation for Shell Shipping and Maritime said, “Shell’s strategy is to become a net-zero carbon energy supplier by 2050 or sooner, in line with society, and we see that innovation with hydrogen and hydrogen technologies will play a major role in this ambition.
“Therefore, the safe and efficient bulk transport of liquid hydrogen will be a critical enabler and we believe GTT brings key expertise to this project that will ultimately help to accelerate and unlock this future energy source.”
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, added, “We are particularly proud to combine our expertise and innovation capabilities with those of Shell on this very promising project.
“Our cooperation will allow a new technological breakthrough in the shipping world with the safe and scalable deployment of liquid hydrogen transport. GTT R&D teams are particularly determined to push back technological frontiers and make decarbonisation a reality.”
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