Iberdrola inaugurates inexperienced hydrogen plant in Puertollano, Spain

Might 16 (Renewables Now) – Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) on Friday inaugurated its 20-MW inexperienced hydrogen plant within the industrial city of Puertollano within the presence of the King of Spain Felipe VI.

The corporate touts the plant as Europe’s largest inexperienced hydrogen facility for industrial use, saying that it is going to be able to producing as much as 3,000 tonnes of inexperienced hydrogen per yr. The amenities on the website in south-central Spain additionally embrace a devoted 100-MW photo voltaic farm, outfitted with bifacial panels, and a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capability of 20 MWh.

The full funding within the challenge reached EUR 150 million (USD 156.4m), an quantity that features spending on the inexperienced hydrogen amenities and the photo voltaic farm, Iberdrola stated.

Native fertiliser producer Fertiberia will off-take the hydrogen and oxygen for its manufacturing processes.

Subsequent in line for Fertiberia and Iberdrola is the roll out of further green hydrogen projects at different Fertiberia websites in Spain by 2027. Underneath this plan, the utility group would ship inexperienced hydrogen manufacturing capability of some 40,000 tonnes per yr for Fertiberia’s consumption wants, with a possible funding calculated at about EUR 1.8 billion.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.043)

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