Euro energy players launch solar-hydrogen project

Feb 15, 2021 01:10 PM ET
  • HyDeal Ambition initiative intends to providing 100% green hydrogen throughout Europe at EUR1.5/ kg by 2030
Euro energy players launch solar-hydrogen project
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A group of mainly Spanish and French energy players have introduced a project that intends to supply low-priced eco-friendly hydrogen at scale made using electrical power from solar.

The HyDeal Ambition effort aims to delivering 100% environment-friendly hydrogen across Europe at EUR1.5/ kg by 2030.

The manufacturing of green hydrogen produced by solar-driven electrolysis from the Iberian Peninsula will certainly begin in 2022 with the objective of scaling ability to 95GW of solar to drive 67GW of electrolysis ability by 2030, allowing annual production of 3.6 million tonnes of green hydrogen.

Off takers will be business in the energy, commercial and flexibility industries that will be provided with environment-friendly hydrogen by means of the gas transmission and storage network.

A phased technique is anticipated with very first deliveries in Spain and the south-west of France adhered to by an extension in the direction of the eastern of France and then Germany.

The HyDeal Ambition effort consists of a series of projects and partnerships entailing the 30 participants of HyDeal Ambition,

The very first initiative is expected within a year in Spain, based upon a portfolio of solar sites with an ability of near to 10GW.

HyDeal representative Thierry Lepercq stated: "HyDeal Ambition combines visionary CEOs and business owners, who share the resolution to accelerate the energy transition.

" HyDeal Ambition constitutes a full commercial community spanning the whole environment-friendly hydrogen value chain (upstream, midstream, downstream, finance), and results from two years of research, analysis, modelling, expediency research studies and agreement style.

" HyDeal Ambition makes it possible to create and deliver affordable green hydrogen in Europe."

Participants include solar developers DH2/Dhamma Power (Spain), Falck Renewables (Italy), Qair (France), electrolyser suppliers, design and EPC service providers McPhy Power (France) and Vinci Building And Construction (France) and energy business Gazel Energie (France), Naturgy (Spain) and HDF Energie (France).

Other members additionally consist of gas grid drivers Enagas (Spain), OGE (Germany), SNAM (Italy), GRTgaz (France) and Teraga (France).