Renewable hydrogen is now being produced at a facility in Lloseta, Mallorca, that could produce at least 300 tonnes of the clean energy carrier annually.
Acciona Energía, Enagás, CEMEX and IDAE are behind the plant, having joined forces to pioneer clean energies in the region.
Hydrogen production was confirmed on Thursday (Dec 23), after integrated environmental authorisation was received.
For such production, an electrolyser that splits water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen is powered by renewable energy supplied by two photovoltaic plants, one located in the municipality of Lloseta and the other in Petra.
The renewable electricity for hydrogen production is certified using blockchain technology via the GreenH2Chain® platform developed by ACCIONA Energía.
Once fully operational, it is hoped that the produced hydrogen could be injected into Spain’s first hydrogen pipeline.
In a statement, Acciona said, “Green hydrogen will have multiple applications on the island, such as supplying 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 business is also participating in the deployment of this clean energy ecosystem through agreements such as the one reached with the Iberostar hotel group, which will use renewable hydrogen to replace part of its natural gas consumption.”