million euros of total investment
First green hydrogen ecosystem on a European island
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca involves the construction of an electrolysis plant, the development of two photovoltaic plants to power, and a Green Hydrogen service station on the island.
The solar plants, located in the municipalities of Lloseta and Petra, will have a capacity of 6.9 and 6.5 MW respectively. They will produce enough renewable energy for the green hydrogen plant, which will generate and distribute more than 300 tonnes of H2 per year.
Green hydrogen will drive the decarbonization of the Balearic Islands through a range of applications: the supply of fuel for public buses and hire car fleets; the generation of heat and energy for public and commercial buildings, and the supply of auxiliary power to ferries and other port operations.
Furthermore, part of this renewable hydrogen will be mixed with natural gas and injected into the island’s gas network, which will reduce CO2 emissions from this source of fuel.
This industrial project is the core element in the European Green Hysland project, in which the European Union has committed 10 million euros through the FCH JU (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) to support the deployment of infrastructures to make the renewable hydrogen ecosystem of Mallorca a reality.
ACCIONA and Enagás are joined in the project by Redexis, Cemex, the Spanish Institute for Energy Saving and Diversification (IDAE) and the Government of the Balearic Islands.
The project is part of the "Green Hydrogen Route Map" approved by the Spanish Government, which seeks to position the country as a technological reference in the production and exploitation of green hydrogen.
Mallorca will serve as a model to be replicated in five other island territories (Valentia, Ireland; Ameland, the Netherlands; Tenerife, Spain; Madeira, Portugal, and the Greek Islands). It will also be part of an experience exchange network within the "Clean energy for islands in the EU" European initiative.
- Location: Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.
- Operational in 2021.
- Participants: ACCIONA, Enagás, IDAE and Cemex.
This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under Grant Agreement No 101007201. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.
tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere avoided per year
tonnes of green hydrogen per year