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Electriq and Zenith Energy partner on hydrogen storage and transport project

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Global Hydrogen Review,

Electriq, an end-to-end safe hydrogen solution provider, and Zenith Energy Terminals, an energy storage and handling company, have announced a partnership to build the world’s first manufacturing plant of Electriq Powder – a solid hydrogen carrier – at the port of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Electriq Powder acts like daily used detergent powder – simplifying storage, transport and use of hydrogen in last mile off-grid and back-up applications. Electriq Powder features superior safety and energy density, compared to compressed and liquified hydrogen. The release of hydrogen from the powder and conversion into electricity is done through a proprietary, compact release unit. Electriq Powder is already used to power machinery equipment located in urban construction sites.

The partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to construct Electriq’s first Powder plant at Zenith Energy’s terminal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The agreement includes the production of green hydrogen using renewable energy generated by Zenith’s onsite wind turbines.

“This plant is the first of its kind in the world and will serve our customers in the Benelux market”, says Baruch Halpert, Executive Chairman and CEO of Electriq Global. “We are working on further expanding our powder manufacturing capacity, to drive our planned expansion into worldwide markets, by creating similar partnerships in other geographical locations”.

“This project will pave the way for Europe’s move into clean, sustainable energy, leveraging the strengths of our Amsterdam storage terminal to provide a strong foundation for the new energy industries and creating new jobs in the area” said Jeff Armstrong, CEO at Zenith Energy.

“The Electriq Powder plant is a great example of the ongoing energy transition in our port towards a sustainable fuel hub”, says Koen Overtoom, CEO Port of Amsterdam. “We are very happy to host new activities such as this plant and are keen to facilitate this type of intensified land use and collaboration between parties in the port area”.

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