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Double sided auctions for one single goal.

Hintco's core task is the implementation of competitive bidding processes for the purchase and sale of clean hydrogen-based products and other low-carbon commodities for shaping the global energy transition.

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The purchase auctions in the pilot tender were split into three lots: renewable ammonia, renewable methanol and eSAF (electricity-based Sustainable Aviation Fuels). The HPA auction for Lot 1 (renewable ammonia) has successfully been completed, the results can be viewed here. Lot 2 (renewable methanol) is still in the final bidding phase. Lot 3 (eSAF) has concluded without an award. The HSA auctions for the pilot tender are expected to start in 2025/26.

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How it works

To stimulate emerging markets for clean hydrogen and low-emission fuels, Hintco acts as a market maker. It buys hydrogen from early production facilities and sells it to end-users. Grants from public or philanthropic bodies bridge the gap between supply prices and demand prices. At this early stage, buyers and sellers have varying expectations on price, volume, and contract terms. Hintco uses H2Global’s double-auction mechanism to bridge these expectations, mitigating risks and providing the certainty needed for producers to finance projects and end-users to purchase these products on acceptable terms.

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Who we are

Hintco is a wholly owned subsidiary of the H2Global Foundation. Hintco's core task is the preparation and implementation of competitive bidding processes for the purchase and sale of clean hydrogen-based products and other low-emission fuels, shaped by the H2Global mechanism.

Find out more about the people behind Hintco, united by a shared passion for climate action and energy transition.

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