The Port of Houston has announced an agreement with Shell to explore key energy, mobility, and decarbonization projects.
The agreement would help identify new technology and infrastructure opportunities at Port terminals that have the potential to ultimately lead to significant emissions reductions, port Houston said.
Earlier this year Port Houston announced its goal to be carbon neutral by 2050. It plans to achieve this by upgrading technology, improving infrastructure and equipment, and utilizing alternative fuels and clean energy sources.
The agreement with Shell is one of several that Port Houston recently finalized to move forward on its 27 initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality.
The first project planned under the MOU with Shell will be a study to understand the decarbonization potential at Port Houston’s two container terminals, Barbours Cut Container Terminal and Bayport Container Terminal.
The Houston Ship Channel complex and its more than 200 public and private terminals, collectively known as the Port of Houston, is the US largest port for waterborne tonnage.