Acciona and Enagás are moving forward with the Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca industrial project, having acquired an electrolyser which will be supplied by Hydrogenics, part of the Cummins Group.
A key component of the electrolysis plant that will produce renewable hydrogen to feed a pilot hydrogen ecosystem on the island of Mallorca, the electrolyser will be capable of producing over 330 tonnes of green hydrogen per year.
Green hydrogen produced at the site will be primarily used as a direct energy source and, where that is not possible, will be injected into the natural gas grid to reduce carbon emissions.
Acciona, Enagás, IDAE and Cemex have adopted an ambitious timetable for the project with a view to the plant becoming operational in 2021.
Developers are currently obtaining the permits required to build the electrolysis plant and the two photovoltaic plants that will drive it, to be located in Petra and Lloseta, as well as a green hydrogen filling station in Palma de Mallorca.
Commenting on the project, Rafael Mateo, CEO of Acciona’s Energy Division, said, “The Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca project will drive a panoply of use cases for green hydrogen geared to decarbonising the Balearic Islands.”
Marcelino Oreja, CEO of Enagás, added, “Enagás, as coordinator of the Green Hysland European project, working with its partners, will drive the development of a green hydrogen ecosystem in Mallorca that can be replicated to other territories. Renewable gases are a key vector in the process of decarbonisation and a fair energy transition.”
This industrial project is the core of Green Hysland, a project to which the European Union’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has pledged €10m in funding to support deployment of the infrastructure to make the Mallorca renewable hydrogen ecosystem a reality.