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Shell, GTT join forces to accelerate development of LH2 technologies

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Shell International Trading and Shipping Company and GTT will cooperate to develop breakthrough, cutting-edge technologies to enable the transportation of liquid hydrogen (LH2), including a preliminary carrier design and cargo containment system for a mid-size LH2 carrier.

The demand for hydrogen across multiple sectors is forecast to increase to meet the need for net zero carbon energy sources in the energy transition. Shell and GTT see the ability to transport very large volumes of hydrogen in liquefied form, at -250°C, as one of the technological challenges that must be met in order to establish a reliable, efficient, and competitive hydrogen supply chain.

With this goal in mind, GTT brings its more than 50-year track-record and recognized expertise in membrane containment systems and cryogenic technologies developed for the shipping and storage of LNG.

“We are particularly proud to combine our expertise and innovation capabilities with those of Shell on this very promising project,” said Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT. “Our cooperation will allow a new technological breakthrough in the shipping world with the safe and scalable deployment of liquid hydrogen transport. GTT R&D teams are particularly determined to push back technological frontiers and making decarbonization a reality.”

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