Collaboration protocol with the Port of Malaga to promote green hydrogen

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Firma de protocolo con APM

The Port of Malaga, through the Puerto Verde initiative, is committed to projects focused on the use of renewable energies applied to the port area, with the aim of contributing to a clean economy and combating climate change.

Following this line of action, the president of the Port Authority, Carlos Rubio and the director of Buran Habitat, Alejandro García today signed a Protocol of Intent to promote the use of green hydrogen in the Port of Malaga.

This collaboration agreement will favor the optimization of the energy efficiency of port facilities and equipment, as well as low-carbon mobility for the transport of people or goods that are part of the port ecosystem, promoting the energy transition, decarbonization and neutrality climate according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) proposed by the UN.

The president of the Port Authority, Carlos Rubio, highlighted that “we have begun to include this sustainability component in our projects and actions within the framework of the Puerto Verde initiative. The next step will be the approval, in the next Board of Directors, of specific actions to cover each area of ​​the SDGs proposed in the 2030 Agenda and that we would like to extend to all the companies that make up the Port Community”. Regarding the agreement signed today, he added that “green hydrogen is going to be a key element in the energy transition process because it adapts very well to the port environment.”

For his part, the director of Buran Habitat, Alejandro García stressed that “in this type of project, the cooperation of companies and entities that provide different degrees of specialization is necessary to cover the value chain and, especially, public-private collaboration that will make it possible to achieve objectives that are effective for the port community and also at the local level”.

The signing of this protocol opens, therefore, an opportunity for collaboration for the presentation of the Digital H2 Green project to European funding programs, as well as for its dissemination. In fact, the next appointment will be next June, in which the Port Authority and Buran Habitat will intervene in the webinar “Renewable Energy Supply for Green Ports“, within the framework of the European Green Week (Green Week).

Foto de familia protocolo APM

The event, which took place at the Instituto de Estudios Portuarios, was widely attended by specialized companies that are part of the consortium created for the design and development of the project, such as H2B2, Azcatec, Hispano Aeronáutica and Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales.

It should also be noted the assistance and participation of the Councilor for Urban Innovation and Digitization of the Malaga City Council, Susana Carillo, reinforcing the coordination between the port and the city for the sustainable integration of both.

About the project

The project, called Digital H2 Green (DH2Green), is promoted by the public body and Buran Energy and made up of 13 national and international organizations specialized in the sector. This consortium will work together to improve energy efficiency in the Port, by proposing an innovative process for the combined production of electricity, renewable hydrogen and ammonia.

Its purpose is to promote distributed energy generation as a pillar of sustainable self-consumption in the port community through electric and hydrogen recharging stations for ships and land vehicles, mainly, which would result in a 65% reduction in emissions.

The pilot plant for this project, in which Artificial Intelligence will be applied for its management, will be built at the Buran Energy facilities in the Port of Malaga.

From these facilities, the energy generation, storage and supply operations will be carried out, housed in containers, minimizing the space used and facilitating its transport, being an ideal model for small-scale projects.