A venture led by Acciona Energia and Enagas in Spain has started commissioning tests to produce renewable hydrogen.
The Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca project also includes Cemex and IDAE and is located at Lloseta in Mallorca.
The Lloseta plant has produced hydrogen using the first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen project in Spain and Southern Europe, after receiving the integrated environmental authorisation, which concludes the paperwork required by the government of the Balearic Islands.
From this point on, testing of the start-up procedure begins, Acciona said.
The electrolyser is powered by renewable energy supplied by two solar plants, one located in the municipality of Lloseta (8.5MW) and the other in Petra (5.85MW).
The renewable electricity for hydrogen production is certified using blockchain technology via the GreenH2Chain platform developed by Acciona Energia, ensuring that the hydrogen obtained at the plant is 100% renewable.
The plant will begin producing green hydrogen on an industrial scale at the beginning of the year and will produce at least 300 tonnes of a year, part of which will be distributed through Spain's first hydrogen pipeline built by Redexis.
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 through agreements, such as one reached with the Iberostar hotel group, which will use renewable hydrogen to replace part of its natural gas consumption.
Other segments of the economy, such as industry, mobility, and public and private sector entities, are expected to use the output in support of the Mallorca renewable energy project and the reindustrialisation of Lloseta.