CMB.TECH opens world's first multimodal hydrogen refuelling station and presents the hydrogen truck
03.06.2021 - Today CMB.TECH will open the first multimodal hydrogen refuelling station in Antwerp. It is the first refuelling station in the world that produces green hydrogen, which will be used to powerships, tube trailers, cars, trucks and buses. In addition to the hydrogen refuelling station, CMB.TECH will today launch a hydrogen truck.
CMB.TECH is strongly committed to hydrogen solutions for industrial and maritime applications. The launch of the Hydroville in 2017, the world's first hydrogen-powered passenger ship, gave impetus to this commitment. Until now, the Hydroville has been supplied with hydrogen by a tube trailer (mobile hydrogen refuelling station). From now on the Hydroville, in addition to the other hydrogen applications of CMB.TECH, will be able to refuel in Antwerp.
The hydrogen refuelling station is built at the Port House in Antwerp. CMB.TECH deliberately chose this location on the border between the city and the port to be able to supply hydrogen to the many industrial applications in the port on the one hand and on the other to keep it easily accessible to the general public.
With the realization of the hydrogen refuelling station, CMB.TECH proves that it is able to control the entire chain, from the production of the green fuel to the use of hydrogen in various applications. The concept will be further refined in the coming months and is ready to be scaled up.
In future ports will become hydrogen hotspots, because they have a large concentration of applications that are difficult to electrify. In addition, many ports will have access to hydrogen, either through large electrolysis plants or through imports.
We are therefore very pleased that, after two and a half years of development, we are now able to put the station into operation.
BELGIUM / JAPAN 10.08.2021 - Today Tsuneishi and CMB presented the Hydrobingo, the world’s first hydrogen-powered ferry. The Hydrobingo was realised through the joint venture between the two companies : JPNH₂YDRO.
ANTWERP, BELGIUM - JAPAN 21.04.2021 - Today CMB and TSUNEISHI FACILITIES and CRAFT CO.,LTD. and KAMBARA KISEN CO., LTD. their Shipping Biz. Segment of TSUNEISHI Group launch their hydrogen joint venture. The company will distribute and develop hydrogen know-how, expertise, engines and applications in Japan. The start of the partnership is marked by a major project: the HydroPhoenix, Asia's first hydrogen-powered tugboat.
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