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AHT signs MoU with Showa Shell

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A.H.T. Syngas Technology N.V. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate with Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., a Japanese Royal Dutch Shell group company, on the study of the development of the Japanese market for advanced gasification technology projects.

The operating partner in the MoU study is Kesennuma Regional Energy Development Co. Ltd (KCE). A.H.T. Syngas Technology N.V. (A.H.T) is a turnkey contractor for KCE, which owns and operates a AHT gasification plant successfully in the city of Kesennuma on the northern shoreline of the main island Honshu.

A.H.T, as the German partner in the MoU study, is intended to deliver modern gasification plants based on the proven twin fire technology within a medium size class ranging from 200 Kilowatt to 10 Megawatt. Showa Shell under this MoU is studying how the market demand for electric and thermal energy can be viably served, based on renewable feedstock which is available decentralised and locally, avoiding central nuclear and fossil sources. The results of the MOU study by A.H.T, Showa Shell Sekiyu, and KCE are expected in August 2016.

"We are enthusiastic about the opportunities for our company in this region. Japan is an ideal market for a larger scale rollout of our technology. We are taking advantage of the high cost efficiency Japanese clients can generate with partners out of the Eurozone." Explains Gero Ferges, CEO of A.H.T.

The MoU was signed 6 July 2016 in Tokyo.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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