Under a new memorandum of understanding (MoU), AmmPower and the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) will jointly explore the development of a large green hydrogen feedstock for green fuel facility, to produce, store and distribute these derivatives for use as a carbon-free fuel and a carrier of hydrogen energy. The facility will be used for the production of green hydrogen-rich derivatives for domestic and export markets.
PCCA is one of the USA’s leading gateways for exporting low-carbon energy to international markets due to its ability to provide access to a deep draft channel and land for site location and its close proximity to renewable energy. Since 2017, PCCA has voluntarily purchased electricity from 100% renewable sources.
“This is an important step forward for AmmPower to be able to work with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority with the aim of creating one of the leading clean energy ports in the world,” commented Dr Gary Benninger, CEO and executive chairman, AmmPower. “The green fuel made with hydrogen feedstock is intended to be produced by AmmPower’s facility and will be used as fuel for next-generation ships as well as a medium to transport green energy on a global basis.”
The project is stated to be one of the first renewable energy projects at this scale and will be led by Maarten Mobach, president of AmmPower Maritime.
“Having been involved in a number of large port construction and infrastructure projects over the past 40 years, I can truly say this is a remarkable moment,” said Mobach. “The pivotal shift to green energy is a very important one. This will be the first of many projects in the maritime industry that will help transition toward green energy.”