Port of Antwerp, Port of Zeebrugge and Chile collaborate to produce hydrogen
The Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chilean Ministry of Energy during the COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. Through this agreement, the three parties commit to working together towards creating a green hydrogen corridor between Chile and Western Europe. The MoU will eliminate the last obstacle to the start of green hydrogen production and the set-up of logistics chains between the two continents and the two Belgian seaports and their hinterlands. The agreement will allow Belgium and Chile to ship green hydrogen or derivatives, produced in Chile and received at the two Belgian ports, to meet the demand in Europe.
The Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge are both important energy hubs in Western Europe, receiving, storing, and dispatching important volumes of energy to power, heat, chemistry and transportation off-takers. Chile aims to become carbon-neutral by 2050 and makes use of renewable energy sources to reach that goal. Through its national Green Hydrogen Strategy, the country intends to reach the top three exporters of green hydrogen by 2040.