Hydrogen and energy have a long shared history – powering the first internal combustion engines over 200 years ago to becoming an integral part of the modern refining industry. It is light, storable, energy-dense, and produces no direct emissions of pollutants or greenhouse gases. But for hydrogen to make a significant contribution to clean energy transitions, it needs to be adopted in sectors where it is almost completely absent, such as transport, buildings and power generation.
The IEA has identified four near-term opportunities to boost hydrogen on the path towards its clean, widespread use.
- Make industrial ports the nerve centers for scaling up the use of clean hydrogen;
- Build on existing infrastructure, such as millions of kilometers of natural gas pipelines;
- Expand hydrogen in transport through fleets, freight and corridors;
- Launch the hydrogen trade’s first international shipping routes.
MIB commitment towards these identified opportunities means to develop technologies to offer tailor-made solutions to the industry to address one of most critical aspects of the required infrastructure: the safe transfer of compressed and liquified hydrogen between assets.
From MIB’s core Emergency Release Systems to fully integrated hose-based transfer packages, we aim to position ourselves at the forefront of this new energy era.