Italian renewables company Enel Green Power has signed an agreement to sell green hydrogen from its NextHy hub in Sicily to industrial and medical gases producer Sapio Group, the parties announced in a joint statement on Wednesday.
Sapio will be in charge of developing the market and handling the distribution of green hydrogen to the end customer under the agreement, which also specifies a supply of over 200 tonnes per year.
Enel Green Power will set up its green hydrogen hub in the Sicilian towns of Carlentini and Sortino, and expects to be able to produce, store and move the product from 2023, the company said.
The NextHy plant will produce hydrogen via a 4-MW electrolyser powered exclusively by renewable energy from an existing wind farm in Carlentini. The complex will also house an industrial laboratory for testing electrolyser components, and become a meeting place for a range of partners, stakeholders and start-ups.
The project for the NextHy hub is currently being assessed for environmental impact at Sicily Region’s department of land and environment, Enel Green Power added.
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