Green hydrogen plant planned for Spain

Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola and fertiliser and industrial chemicals specialist Fertiberia have signed an agreement to construct what they believe to be the largest plant to produce green hydrogen for industrial use in Europe.

At the plant, Iberdrola will be responsible for the production of green hydrogen from 100% renewable sources. The solution will consist of a 100MW photovoltaic solar plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20MWh and a large electrolytic hydrogen production system.

The green hydrogen produced at the site will be used at Fertiberia’s ammonia plant in Puertollano, which already boasts a production capacity of more than 200,000 tonnes a year. Fertiberia said they will update and modify the plant to be able to use green hydrogen to manufacture green fertilisers.

Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, said, “Today we are launching the first major green hydrogen project in Europe, demonstrating that thanks to renewables and technological innovation, it is possible to continue to meet the needs of the electrification and decarbonisation of our industry.”

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