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Air Liquide and Vopak sign MoU to collaborate on infrastructure for ammonia import, cracking and hydrogen distribution infrastructure in Singapore

Air Liquide and Vopak have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development and operation of infrastructure for ammonia import, cracking and hydrogen distribution in Singapore.

Ammonia is considered as one of the low-carbon fuels for power generation and the maritime industry. As a hydrogen carrier, it is one of the most efficient ways to store and transport hydrogen. Leveraging on an established global supply chain and infrastructure for ammonia production, transportation and utilization, once transported, ammonia can be converted into hydrogen to contribute to the decarbonisation of industry and mobility.

As such, the parties will study and explore the joint development of low carbon ammonia supply chains in Singapore, including the potential development of ammonia cracking facilities, associated ammonia storage and handling infrastructure at Vopak’s Banyan terminal, and the distribution of low-carbon hydrogen through a hydrogen pipeline network.

This collaboration aims to support  Singapore’s National Hydrogen Strategy, focusing at driving advanced hydrogen technologies with high commercial readiness to establish low-carbon hydrogen supply chains.

SOURCE: Vopak

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