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Belgium and Houston partners sign MOU for energy transition cooperation

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Three Belgium and three Houston based energy partners sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Energy Transition Cooperation.

The Center for Houston’s Future, Waterstofnet, Port Houston, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Exmar and the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition has agreed to explore a win-win partnership around an import-export coalition for renewable and low-carbon molecules, a green shipping corridor and the exchange of best practices, knowledge and research.

The changing regulatory landscape and ambitious climate targets on both sides of the Atlantic provide the background for ambitious cooperation.

Men sitting at table with flagsThe signing of the MoU is a first step in solidifying such a partnership between crucial stakeholders based in countries that are strategic allies.

The Center for Houston’s Future, CEO Brett Perlman says: ‘The Center for Houston’s Future, building on our recent trade mission to Germany and Poland in which we explored developing a transatlantic clean hydrogen alliance, was excited to welcome Prime Minister De Croo as he participated in a clean energy roundtable hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership. The discussion highlighted opportunities for collaboration, while the MOU creates a framework for deeper engagement with our colleagues in Belgium.”

Wim Dillen, international development manager at Port of Antwerp-Bruges says: ‘This partnership is not only forming a bridge between continents…We will pave the way for a new era of energy synergy, underlining the significance of international collaboration in shaping a resilient and sustainable future for generations to come.’

‘This partnership represents a great opportunity to progress our shared goals of decarbonisation in maritime, environmental sustainability, and trade development in clean energy,’ adds Port Houston chief infrastructure officer and Blue Sky Board member, Rich Byrnes.

 

 

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