Producing Spain’s first industrial renewable hydrogen

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Spain Green Hydrogen Power Mallorca, a joint venture led by ACCIONA Energa and Enagás in collaboration with CEMEX and IDAE, has begun commissioning tests to produce renewable hydrogen at its Lloseta facilities (Mallorca).

After receiving the integrated environmental authorization, which completes the paperwork required by the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Lloseta plant produced hydrogen using the first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen project in Spain and Southern Europe. The testing of the startup procedure begins at this point.

The electrolyser, which splits water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen atoms, is powered by renewable energy supplied by two photovoltaic plants, one in Lloseta (8.5 MW) and the other in Petra (5.85 MW).

The renewable electricity used in hydrogen production is certified using blockchain technology through ACCIONA Energa’s GreenH2Chain platform, ensuring that the hydrogen produced at the plant is 100 percent renewable.

The plant will begin producing green hydrogen on an industrial scale at the start of the year and will produce at least 300 tons of renewable hydrogen per year, a portion of which will be distributed via Redexis’s first hydrogen pipeline in Spain.

Green hydrogen will be used for a variety of purposes on the island, including providing clean fuel for buses and delivery vans, producing heat and electricity in fuel cells for commercial and public buildings, and supplying energy in port terminals.

Local businesses are also helping to build this clean energy ecosystem through agreements like the one reached with the Iberostar hotel group, which will use renewable hydrogen to replace a portion of its natural gas consumption.

Other sectors of the economy, including industry, transportation, and public and private sector entities, are expected to use renewable energy to support the Mallorca renewable energy project and the re-industrialization of Lloseta.

Green Hydrogen Power Mallorca is the focal point of the Green Hysland project, which is coordinated by Enagás and funded by the EU. The European Union has set aside €10 million through the Clean Hydrogen Partnership to support the deployment of the infrastructure required to build renewable hydrogen infrastructure on the island of Mallorca.

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