Green hydrogen project in Mallorca begins with solar farm building and construction

Aug 5, 2021 01:29 PM ET
  • A Spanish eco-friendly hydrogen consortium has actually begun the building of a 8.59-MWp solar PV plant on the island of Mallorca, one of a number of sub-projects within the island-wide Green Hysland campaign.
Green hydrogen project in Mallorca begins with solar farm building and construction
Image: Acciona

The Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca (P2GH2M) consortium is led by Spanish infrastructure group Acciona SA (BME: ANA) and gas grid operator Enagas SA (BME: ENG), as well as depends on collaborations with building products producer Cemex and IDAE, the Spanish federal government firm accountable of promoting power performance.

The group is constructing the solar farm in the Mallorcan municipality of Lloseta, at a manufacturing facility website provided by Cemex. Building and construction of another solar project, which will have 6.5 MWp of capability, will follow quickly in the Petra town, Acciona stated.

The two solar farms will generate electrical power for a green hydrogen manufacturing plant that the consortium will certainly develop at Cemex's website in Lloseta. The business anticipate to get a return of more than 300 tonnes of eco-friendly hydrogen per year, Acciona added.

Acciona as well as Enagas have actually already secured the electrolyser from Hydrogenics, a hydrogen professional that becomes part of United States group Cummins Inc (NYSE: CMI), as introduced late last year.

Building and construction works with each of the solar projects are due to finalise in six months.

The larger Green Hysland project is targeted at transforming the Balearic island right into an environment-friendly hydrogen-based ecosystem. The hydrogen from the Lloseta plant will certainly be used to power fuel-cell buses and rental vehicles, ferries as well as port procedures, create warm and power for business as well as public buildings, feed right into a hydrogen refuelling terminal and also the island's gas pipeline network.

The Green Hysland consortium combines the P2GH2M partners, plus Spanish gas vendor Redexis, which is adding its gas infrastructure on Mallorca, and several other companies from the EU, Chile and also Morocco.

The Green Hysland project got a EUR-10-million (USD 11.8 m) give from the EU's Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). With all of its stages, power generation, environment-friendly hydrogen manufacturing, transportation and circulation and also equipment for environment-friendly hydrogen end makes use of, the project will certainly call for an investment of around EUR 50 million.