Partners in the Green Hysland hydrogen project on the Spanish island of Mallorca have started commissioning tests at their electrolysis plant in the town of Lloseta, renewables company Acciona Energia (BME:ANE) announced on Thursday.
Large-scale green hydrogen production will start early next year, said the company, which is one of the members of the Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca (P2GH2M) consortium that is leading the project.
The Lloseta plant is expected to produce at least 300 tonnes of green hydrogen per year. Some of it will be distributed via Spain’s first dedicated hydrogen pipeline built by Spanish gas supplier Redexis, Acciona Energia said.
The whole project is aimed at a diverse group of customers in the public and private sector, which will find multiple uses for the hydrogen, such as powering fuel-cell buses and other vehicles, ferries and port operations, or generating heat and power for commercial and public buildings.
Spanish hotel chain Iberostar Group became the project’s first hydrogen off-taker this year, agreeing to procure between five and ten tonnes to reduce its natural gas consumption in Mallorca.
Other members of the P2GH2M consortium are Spanish gas grid operator Enagas SA (BME:ENG), building materials manufacturer Cemex and IDAE, the Spanish government agency in charge of promoting energy efficiency.
Cemex provided a site at its factory in Lloseta for the construction of one of two solar farms that will power the electrolysis.
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