Using natural gas from a local processing facility in Nyhamna, Norway, Shell, Aker Clean Hydrogen and Capeomega are interested in setting up a joint blue hydrogen operation, Aker Clean Hydrogen informs in a stock exchange notice.
Shell operates gas field Ormen Lange on the Norwegian continental shelf and also runs the attached gas plant in Nyhamna, where Aker Clean Hydrogen has long planned to establish production.
The hydrogen produced in Aukra will be used to decarbonize local industrial processes, ensure zero-emission fuel for marine and land transportation as well as the possible export to European consumers.
“This is an important milestone for us. I’m very happy to have Shell on board as a partner together with Capeomega on this project, as all three partners have a strong connection to the Nyhamna terminal. Together we have got what it takes to develop, build and operate the Aukra Hydrogen Hub safely and cost-effectively,” says the chief executive of Aker Clean Hydrogen, Knut Nyborg, in the statement.
To ensure emissions-free production, the three partners intend to capture and store the carbon released in the process. To this end, Aker also underscores the importance of Shell co-owning CCS project Northern Lights.
Earlier this year, Aker Clean Hydrogen signed a collaboration agreement with Aukra municipality, which has given the company monopoly rights to develop local production of hydrogen, ammonia and related products.
Source: Shipping Watch – Anne Filbert.