Acciona, Enagas order electrolyser for eco-friendly hydrogen project in Mallorca

Dec 30, 2020 04:42 PM ET
  • Spanish renewable energy group Acciona SA (BME: ANA) as well as Spain's gas grid driver Enagas SA (BME: ENG) have acquired an electrolyser for the electrolysis plant they plan to build and operate as part of the EU-supported Green Hysland hydrogen project set on the island of Mallorca.
Acciona, Enagas order electrolyser for eco-friendly hydrogen project in Mallorca
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The Spain-led international project remains in line to receive a EUR-10-million (USD 12.3 m) give from the EU's Fuel Cell and also Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and also will certainly need around EUR 50 million to establish sustainable power generation, environment-friendly hydrogen manufacturing and end-user devices as well as aid the Spanish island reduced CO2 emissions.

The project has for currently secured the electrolyser, which the Spanish companies purchased from Hydrogenics, a hydrogen specialist that belongs to United States team Cummins Inc (NYSE: CMI). The tool will can producing over 330 tonnes of green hydrogen per year, Acciona stated.

The electrolysis plant will certainly be situated at a website possessed by developing materials maker Cemex, an additional partner in the project. It will certainly be linked to two solar farms, which the designers intend to mount in Mallorca towns of Petra and Lloseta.

According to Acciona, the firms are currently in the process of securing authorizations to develop the electrolysis plant, the solar farms and an environment-friendly hydrogen loading station in Palma de Mallorca.

The plant construction is arranged to begin in July 2021, with the plan to have the facility up and running by the end of the year.

The resulting hydrogen will be used to power fuel-cell buses as well as rental vehicles, ferryboats as well as port procedures, generate heat and power for commercial and public buildings, feed right into a hydrogen refuelling station as well as Mallorca's gas pipeline network.