Accelerating a Comprehensive Hydrogen Value Chain in the Port of Hamburg: Air Products and the Hamburg Port Authority Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Air Products (NYSE:APD) and the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) today announced that they will work together, under a Memorandum of Understanding, to identify potential ways of establishing a comprehensive hydrogen value chain across the port of Hamburg.

Both Air Products and the HPA are aligned in their intention to accelerate the production, supply chain and consumption of hydrogen in the North of Germany and Free Hanseatic State of Hamburg. In collaboration, both parties are focused on identifying real opportunities that would support the stimulation of hydrogen demand and subsequent decarbonisation of heavy-duty vehicles (including port logistics) and industry.

Michael Westhagemann, Hamburg’s Senator for Economics and Innovation: “The interest of Air Products underlines the potential of the Port of Hamburg with regards to the development of a hydrogen infrastructure. I am very pleased that Air Products, with its global hydrogen expertise, is partnering with the Port of Hamburg in establishing a sustainable supply chain for hydrogen. This is an important part in Hamburg's portfolio on the way to a climate-neutral port.“

Jens Meier, CEO Hamburg Port Authority: “The HPA is committed to future-proof and innovative technologies and their use in the port, thus supporting decarbonization and the City of Hamburg's Clean Air Plan. This MoU is a further step on our way to taking concrete action here.”

“Ports and their industrial clusters in Hamburg and around the world, have a critical role to play in expanding hydrogen’s role in the energy transition,” commented Kurt Lefevere, Vice-President Northern Continent at Air Products, “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with the Hamburg Port Authority, sharing our proven knowledge and experience across the entire hydrogen supply chain and identifying opportunities to help them on their sustainability journey and support Germany’s ambitious decarbonisation agenda.”

As the world’s largest hydrogen producer with more than 60 years of global hydrogen experience in over 50 countries, Air Products has practical operational experience from more than 250 refuelling station projects in 20 countries. Air Products’ technologies are used in over 1.5 million refuelling operations annually. The company has been supplying hydrogen to the port of Hamburg and Germany for over 40 years, it is a member of H2 Global and already supplies many hydrogen fuel stations across Germany, including a new hydrogen refuelling station, opening later this year.

Press Contacts:
Air Products
Mrs. Astrid Dendievel
Tel: +32 476 042 860
Mail: DENDIEA@airproducts.com

Hamburg Port Authority
Mrs. Sinje Pangritz
Tel: +49 40/42847-2300
Mail: pressestelle@hpa.hamburg.de

About Air Products:
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 80 years. Focused on serving energy, environment and emerging markets, the Company provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the global leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The Company develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world's largest industrial gas projects, including: gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the production of high-value power, fuels and chemicals; carbon capture projects; and world-scale low- and zero-carbon hydrogen projects supporting global transportation and the energy transition.

The Company had fiscal 2021 sales of $10.3 billion from operations in over 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $65 billion. More than 20,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com  or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

About Hamburg Port Authority:
The Hamburg Port Authority AöR (HPA) has been providing future-oriented port management services offering one face to the customer since 2005. To ensure safe and efficient processes in the Port of Hamburg and meet the demands of a growing port, the HPA relies on intelligent and innovative solutions. The HPA is responsible for resource-efficient, sustainable planning and the implementation of infrastructure projects in the port. It is the contact point for all kinds of questions concerning the waterside and landside infrastructure, the safety of navigation for vessels, port railway facilities, port property management and business conditions in the port. The HPA ensures the provision of land as required, carries out all statutory duties placed on it and provides port industry services. It markets port-specific technical knowledge and represents the interests of the Port of Hamburg at a national and international level.


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