(epbr) White Martins, a supplier of industrial and medical gases, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Porto do Açu to assess the feasibility of producing green hydrogen at the port complex in São João da Barra (RJ).
Under the terms of the agreement, Porto do Açu will carry out a study to collect data on the feasibility of using green hydrogen (H2V) in the region.
The results will be used by White Martins to determine the possibility of installing a plant producing green hydrogen and green ammonia in the port.
Linde, the parent company of White Martins, has technological expertise in the area of electrolysis — an essential process for the production of H2V. The company also operates reformers, which produce green hydrogen from biomethane.
Studies for hydrogen in CE and RS
The company is studying producing green hydrogen not only in Porto do Açu. Linde has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ceará for feasibility studies of investments in H2V in the state.
White Martins was the first company to sign an agreement with the Pecém Industrial and Port Complex (CIPP), in Ceará, to formalize its interest in participating in the Green Hydrogen Hub project at the port complex.
In December, the company also signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction and operation of an industrial plant for H2V and green ammonia in Rio Grande do Sul.