The European Commission will support the development of a hydrogen station in Madrid as part of the ECO-net Project, coordinated by Enagás.
On top of the hydrogen station development, the European Commission will also support Enagás construct fifteen LNG refuelling stations.
As a whole, the project has an overall budget of approximately €13m and includes the construction of 16 supply points for fuel alternatives for heavy vehicles and cars within a period of up to three years.
The supply points – one hydrogen – will be a first in Spain at 700 bar pressure and will be distributed along the Spanish corridors of the Trans-European Transport Network.
The ECO-net Project, Spanish Network of Alternative Fuels Refuelling Stations, is part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF European Funds), which promotes more sustainable and efficient transport.
In addition to financial support from the European Commission, the project has a loan from the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) covering approximately 50% of the project, with Enagás contributing the remaining amount from its own resources.
The ECO-net Project has won the support of different companies such as Toyota and institutions such as GASNAM and the European ECO-GATE project.