NUI Galway research to participate in five-year hydrogen project

Researchers at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) are taking part in a green hydrogen research project that will generate distribute and use at least 300 tonnes of hydrogen per year produced from solar energy on the Balearic island of Mallorca.

Called Green Hysland, the five-year project will embed green hydrogen in the island’s energy system, from solar power generators which will produce hydrogen, to gas grid operators which will distribute it and to bus operators, vehicle rental firms, homes, businesses and hotels using it for power, heat and mobility.

The development of a hydrogen ecosystem on the island of Mallorca is being supported with €10m of European Commission funding. The project will entail investments by partners of up to €50m in total.

NUI Galway researchers Dr Pau Farràs Costa, Dr Rory Monaghan and Dr Thomas van Rensburg, members of the Energy Research Centre at the University’s Ryan Institute, will assess the economic impacts of the green hydrogen on Mallorca, as well as on other island communities involved in the project, including the Aran Islands.

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