Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc., an innovation-driven leader in the fuel cell and hydrogen technology space, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with DEPA Commercial S.A., the leading importer of pipeline gas and liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) in Greece to enter into a strategic collaboration on hydrogen projects of common interest.
The MoU sets out the framework for a forthcoming mutually binding agreement. The parties have preliminarily agreed to the following actions:
- Collaborate on the production of environmentally friendly hydrogen as a fuel with the participation of other major industrial partners.
- Co-develop a proprietary and highly differentiated CHP system ready for mass production with efficiency approaching 90% and with multi-fuel operating capabilities (hydrogen, natural gas, efuels) that can address the key current, future, and on-grid, off-grid operation modes and business cases.
- Create an innovation hub for the Greek hydrogen and fuel cell industry and develop synergies for promoting hydrogen and related technologies.
DEPA’s CEO, Dr. Konstantinos Xifaras, stated: “Our cooperation with Advent marks another important milestone in the advancement of hydrogen technologies in our country. DEPA has been closely following and actively pushed for the developments in the hydrogen sector, while Advent has extensive electrochemistry and engineering expertise and a global scale of operations and manufacturing footprint. We look forward to working with Advent's team of experts, contributing to the diversification of the national energy mix and the security of the energy supply while simultaneously strengthening the national economy."
Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Advent’s Chairman and CEO added: "We are thrilled to be joining forces with DEPA in common renewable energy projects that hold great potential to redefine Greece's energy future. DEPA is a trusted partner with significant experience and a strong presence in the energy sector of South East Europe. We look forward to a long-term cooperation with DEPA in an effort to jointly accelerate Greece's transition to clean energy production and transport and to further strengthen our common presence on the global hydrogen map."
About Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. is a U.S. corporation that develops, manufactures, and assembles complete fuel cell systems as well as supplying customers with critical components for fuel cells in the renewable energy sector. Advent is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in California, Greece, Denmark, Germany, and the Philippines. With more than 150 patents issued, pending, and licensed for fuel cell technology, Advent holds the IP for next-generation HT-PEM that enables various fuels to function at high temperatures and under extreme conditions – offering a flexible fuel option for the automotive, aviation, defense, oil and gas, marine, and power generation sectors. For more information, visit www.advent.energy.
DEPA, is the company that introduced natural gas to Greece and one of Greece’s major natural gas utilities, active in the supply, wholesale and trading of natural gas. Having entered into long-term pipeline natural gas and LNG supply contracts, DEPA supports the supply sufficiency and security of the country and at the same time it develops significant initiatives so that Greece can play an essential role as a hub of natural gas transit to Europe from countries with rich natural gas deposits. DEPA holds the position of Co-Chair of one of the six roundtables of the CLEAN HYDROGEN ALLIANCE, set-up by the European Commission and aiming at developing and directing investments to facilitate and implement the EU’s hydrogen strategy via the creation of dedicated “IMPORTANT PROJECTS OF COMMON EUROPEAN INTEREST (IPCEI)”. For more information, visit www.depa.gr
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