Germany has received the first test shipment of low-emission ammonia from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in what is believed to mark a milestone for the medium-term import of green hydrogen for Germany and the United Arab Emirates. ‘Europe.
As reported, the shipment was completed last week and the test cargo was handled by the logistics company Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) at the climate-neutral container terminal Altenwerder in Hamburg.
The ammonia of this cargo will be used by the Hamburg-based company Aurubis for climate-neutral conversion trials of gas-intensive copper wire production, replacing fossil fuels in the long term.
“Our port offers excellent conditions for the import and distribution of renewable energy sources. As a globally networked trade and logistics metropolis, Hamburg can contribute its expertise to the energy partnership between Germany and the United Arab Emirates,” said the mayor Pierre Tschentscher after talks with Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck and United Arab Emirates Climate Commissioner Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber on the expansion of the energy partnership.
In March 2022, HHLA signed a OK with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to test the hydrogen transport chain from the United Arab Emirates to Germany.
The hydrogen supplied by ADNOC was shipped in the form of hydrogen-derived ammonia and in September the first container come on a Hapag-Lloyd ship in the Port of Hamburg and was handled in a climate-neutral manner at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder.
Over the next few months, further test deliveries of low-emission ammonia will be made to other customers in Germany.
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