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Port of Rotterdam and Tasmania sign green hydrogen MOU

Thursday, 30 December 2021

Port of Rotterdam has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tasmanian Government in Australia to work together to investigate the feasibility of future exports of green hydrogen from Bell Bay, in Australia to the Port of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

Tasmania is the only location in Australia currently capable of producing 100 per cent renewable electricity all the time plans to utilize it for green hydrogen production. Tasmania has a goal to produce green hydrogen domestically in the near term and to be an exporter by 2027.

The Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port with plans to become a major green hydrogen import hub with hydrogen supply chains into North West Europe. Tasmanian Government hopes the cooperation would help to promote deployment of hydrogen technologies, enhances skills, training and employment opportunities and helps open up future export markets.  

 Mrs Marion Derckx, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Australia said:

The Memorandum of Understanding between Tasmania and the Netherlands signifies an important step in our mutual ambitions to accelerate the transition towards a non-carbon energy society. International cooperation is essential to drive the energy transition needed to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees. As a signatory to the European Green Deal, the Netherlands celebrates this milestone and looks forward to a productive and long-term partnership in the field of green hydrogen. The potential of this partnership is limitless and reflects our mutual commitment to innovative and sustainable solutions