- The aim is to facilitate the transport of clean hydrogen from the United States to Europe by 2026
- This MoU will help both countries to strengthen their partnership.
To explore renewable low-carbon molecules and a green shipping corridor, Belgian and Texan companies and ports have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The contract has been signed by the Center for Houston’s Future, Waterstofnet, Port Houston, Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Exmar and the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition.
This MoU will help both countries to strengthen their partnership.
Houston, a hub for major energy players with substantial investments in low-carbon and renewable energy like hydrogen, is poised to become a pivotal energy exporter. Meanwhile, Belgium has also pursued its renewable and low-carbon energy ambitions. In July 2022, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges joined the H2Global Foundation to secure a reliable supply of overseas hydrogen.
Building on this commitment, the Transatlantic Clean Hydrogen Trade Coalition (H2TC) was established in October 2023. The primary goal is to facilitate the transport of clean hydrogen from the United States to Europe by 2026, with the Centre for Houston’s Future playing a key role as a coalition partner.
Ric Campo, Chairman of Port Houston, said the MoU would further strengthen the US port’s mission to drive job creation and economic growth. “Our history of collaboration between Port Houston and Port of Antwerp-Bruges, and between Texas and Belgium, is a century in the making.”
John Moseley, Chief Commercial Officer at Port Houston, added, “This agreement is a watershed moment to expand that cooperation and continue growing both relationships and critically important to energy-related trade.”