Fortescue wins Hydrogen Transport award

(Image source: Fortescue) Fortescue's The Green Pioneer in the Port of Singapore.
(Image source: Fortescue) Fortescue’s The Green Pioneer in the Port of Singapore.

Forstecue’s (ASX: FMG)  The Green Pioneer has won the Hydrogen Transport award at the Sustainable Energy Council’s World Hydrogen 2024 Awards in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The dual-fuelled ammonia-powered vessel is the first of its kind to be certified to use ammonia, in combination with diesel, as a marine fuel.

Fortescue Energy chief executive Mark Hutchinson commented on this.

“Fortescue is a technology group accelerating commercial decarbonisation through heavy industry, rapidly, profitably, and globally,” he said.

“Our commitment to delivering real solutions to eliminate emissions is unwavering and The Green Pioneer stands as a testament to our delivery capability and dedication, showcasing the future of green ammonia as a marine fuel.

“Our work doesn’t stop here though. We now call upon regulators, ports, and institutions to join us in accelerating the adoption of ammonia as a marine fuel. Together, let’s create green maritime hubs and corridors, ushering in a new era of sustainable shipping.”

Sustainable Energy Council managing director Chris Huggall says “we are delighted to recognise the efforts and achievements from these global hydrogen pioneers, who are truly paving the way for the industry, hitting enormous milestones that others can build upon”.

Fortescue’s Gladstone PEM50 project was also a finalist in the Clean Hydrogen category.

The Queensland project is a two-stage 50MW green hydrogen project located adjacent to the Gladstone Electrolyser Facility with a production capacity of up to 22tpd or 8000tpa of green hydrogen.

Phase one comprises installation of a 30MW electrolyser plant, with the remaining 20MW capacity to be installed and commissioned in 2028.

The project will use Fortescue’s own Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology. Construction is expected to commence in 2024, with first production of green hydrogen in 2025.