Magnora plans hydrogen-based marine fuel project in Norway

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September 17 (Renewables Now) - Norwegian renewable energy investor Magnora ASA (OSE:MGN) on Thursday announced plans for the development of a green maritime fuel project in the Tromso area in northern Norway.

The project will include large-scale production of green hydrogen and its conversion into green ammonia and/or liquid organic hydrogen carriers.

Magnora said it has signed a collaboration agreement with investment and asset manager Prime Capital and Troms Kraft, a publicly-owned power company in Tromso, to develop the project, which is currently in the feasibility phase. Final investment decision is targeted in late 2022 to mid-2023, and commercial operations by 2025.

The location is a main logistics hub and also has an excess of green electricity from hydropower and onshore wind, Magnora explained.

“With an existing electricity surplus from renewables, a large and innovative maritime and fisheries industry, and a competent industrial workforce, Tromso has all the right ingredients for success,” said Magnora executive chairman Torstein Sanness.

“On the short term we believe there is a significant potential for production of green fuels for local consumption, especially in the shipping and fishery industry, and in the longer-term Prime Capital clearly see the potential for national and international export from the region,” commented Prime Capital head of infrastructure Mathias Bimberg.

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