Air Products (AP) and Mabanaft recently announced their intention to build Germany's first large-scale, green energy import terminal in the Port of Hamburg.
This agreement is an important step towards the development of a green ammonia (NH₃) import and distribution infrastructure in the Port of Hamburg.
Targeted to provide hydrogen (H₂) to Germany in 2026, the planned import terminal is to be located at Mabanaft’s existing tank terminal in the Port. The intention is to convert the NH₃to green H2 via AP’ facilities in Hamburg, before distributing it to buyers locally and across northern Germany.
It comes as German strives to meet goals of boosting renewable hydrogen import. In August 2022, German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau launched the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance with aims of exporting Canadian hydrogen to Germany by 2025.