Univergy Solar to coordinate green hydrogen project at Spain's Port of Vigo

EMEC hydrogen storage cylinders (Credit Colin Keldie)

October 5 (Renewables Now) - Spanish-Japanese renewables developer Univergy Solar on Tuesday said that it will coordinate the Julio Verne green hydrogen project, which will help decarbonise some of the operations of the Port of Vigo, north-west Spain.

The project brings together a number of business associations representing the maritime sector in Spain’s north-western region of Galicia and several companies such as solar tracker maker Soltec Power Holdings SA (BME:SOL) and petroleum products distributor Buran Energy, through its clean fuels brand Buran Habitat.

Based on the press release from Univergy Solar, it is unclear how the roles will be divided between different project promoters. In the statement, the director of the company’s hydrogen division, Julio Hidalgo, said that there is "importance and responsibility" attached to the coordination of the Julio Verne project, since it will serve as a model for Spain’s other ports to follow.

Univergy itself will contribute to the export of the project’s model to other countries where it conducts its business, namely Chile and Uruguay, and where it has already initiated local engagement, the company said.

The final goal of the Julio Verne project will be produce and distribute renewable hydrogen for the Port of Vigo, which will use it for logistics operations, land and maritime mobility and other industrial applications.

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