WPSP platform to showcase hydrogen port projects
The Global Port Hydrogen Coalition held its first meetings this week (12-14 October). The Coalition was launched in June this year as a dedicated working group of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Hydrogen Initiative. It is the first global forum that brings representatives from ports together with decision-makers from governments as well as industry with the view to accelerate low-carbon hydrogen deployment. The coalition enhances policy dialogue and project-oriented collaboration related to scaling up the production and use of low-carbon hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels in industrial coastal areas. The coalition builds, among other initiatives, on the work carried out by the IAPH Clean Marine Fuels (CMF) working group, and will be using the World Ports Sustainability Program as the platform to showcase and disseminate hydrogen-related projects in ports. IAPH technical director Antonis Michail joined the plenary meeting on 12 October to highlight IAPH’s work on hydrogen bunkering and the expectations from the coalition’s work programme. You can watch the recording of that session in the video below or via this link. On 13 and 14 October, the suggested deliverables for the coalition were being discussed, with the aim to identify priorities for the coalition’s first year work programme ahead of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial, which is to take place in the third quarter of 2022 in the United States. Next to the already mentioned project database for hydrogen-related projects in ports, potential deliverables include a study on short-term hydrogen opportunities and barriers, a guide for ports to scale up low-carbon hydrogen, and policy recommendations to CEM ministers with suggestions for how governments may facilitate the scale-up of low-carbon hydrogen production and use in ports and surrounding areas. More information is available from the CEM Hydrogen Initiative website.