AmmPower, PCCA join hands on green hydrogen solutions

US clean energy company AmmPower has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) to explore the development of green hydrogen used as feedstock for green fuel and green derivatives production, storage and distribution facility.


AmmPower is evaluating the feasibility of working with PCCA to explore the development of a large green hydrogen feedstock for green fuel facility, to produce, store and distribute these derivatives for use as a carbon-free fuel and a carrier of hydrogen energy.

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The facility will produce green hydrogen-rich derivatives for domestic and export markets.

“This is an important step forward for AmmPower to be able to work with the Port of Corpus Christy Authority with the aim of creating one of the leading clean energy ports in the world. The green fuel made with hydrogen feedstock is intended to be produced by AmmPower’s facility and will be used as fuel for next generation ships as well as a medium to transport green energy on a global basis,” said Gary Benninger, AmmPower CEO and Executive Chairman.

“The pivotal shift to green energy is a very important one. This will be the first of many projects in the maritime industry that will help transition towards green energy,” Maarten Mobach, President of AmmPower Maritime stated.

PCCA has emerged as the country’s gateway for exporting low-carbon energy to international markets due to its ability to provide access to a deep draft channel, land for site location and close proximity to renewable energy.

PCCA has voluntarily purchased electricity from 100% renewable sources since 2017 and has also been an Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Partner since 2021.

Recently. RWE, LOTTE Chemical Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed to jointly study the development of a large-scale integrated clean ammonia production and export project in Port of Corpus Christi.

The partners target the first production by 2030 and a phased build-out of production capacity with multiple production units. In the final build-out stage the project is envisaged to produce up to 10 million tons of clean ammonia per year.

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