In accordance with the recent Hydrogen Strategy of the EU, two Spanish companies have announced to partner for producing and consuming Green hydrogen. Iberdrola, a Spanish energy company, will construct the system for renewable hydrogen production. This system will consist of a 100 MW photovoltaic solar plant, a Lithium-ion battery of 20 MWh for energy storage and an electrolyser of 20 MW capacity for hydrogen production. According to Iberdrola, every year 500,000 tons of fossil-based hydrogen are produced in Spain. This production of renewable hydrogen will be a step towards cutting the fossil-based hydrogen down.
Fertiberia, a fertilizer company from from Spain, will use this clean hydrogen in ammonia synthesis. This plant of Fertiberia in Puertollano, Spain has a production capacity of more than 200,000 tons/year. Necessary modifications of the plant to use the green hydrogen in ammonia production will be done by Fertiberia. Using this hydrogen will allow Fertiberia to reduce natural gas consumption by over 10%. Oxygen produced along with hydrogen in the electrolyser will be used to produce nitric acid at the same plant.
- Investments = 150 Million Euros
- Target Year to be Operational = 2021
- Expected Emissions to be Avoided = 39,000 tCO2/Year
- Expected New Jobs = 700
- Largest Plant in Europe Producing Green Hydrogen for Industrial Use.