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December 30 (Renewables Now) - Spanish renewable energy group Acciona SA (BME:ANA) and Spain’s gas grid operator Enagas SA (BME:ENG) have bought 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.
The Spain-led multinational project is in line to receive a EUR-10-million (USD 12.3m) grant from the EU’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and will need around EUR 50 million to set up renewable power generation, green hydrogen production and end-user equipment and help the Spanish island cut down CO2 emissions.
The project has for now secured the electrolyser, which the Spanish companies bought from Hydrogenics, a hydrogen specialist that is part of US group Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI). The device will be capable of producing over 330 tonnes of green hydrogen per year, Acciona said.
The electrolysis plant will be located at a site owned by building materials maker Cemex, another partner in the project. It will be connected to two solar farms, which the developers plan to install in Mallorca municipalities of Petra and Lloseta.
According to Acciona, the companies are currently in the process of securing permits to build the electrolysis plant, the solar farms and a green hydrogen filling station in Palma de Mallorca.
The plant construction is scheduled to start 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 and rental vehicles, ferries and port operations, generate heat and power for commercial and public buildings, feed into a hydrogen refuelling station and Mallorca’s gas pipeline network.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.229)