Iberdrola and Fertiberia want to place Spain at the forefront of green hydrogen in Europe: they are projecting 800 MW, investing 1.8 billion until 2027.

The projects would cover 20% of the national objective (4 GW of electricity until 2030), for the creation of a local Hof them, generating 4,000 jobs, through 500 local suppliers.

The projects will start with the launch of the The largest green hydrogen complex in Europe for industrial use, operational in one year in Puertollano, which in the future could multiply by 40 the capacity of this first factory with the development of three other projects between 2023 and 2027, in the Fertiberia factories of Puertollano (Ciudad Real) and Palos de la Border (Huelva).

The largest green hydrogen complex for industrial use in Europe will be operational in 2021 in Puertollano, after an investment of 150 million euros. The project will include a 100 MW solar photovoltaic power plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MWh and one of the largest systems for producing hydrogen by electrolysis (20 MW). Its development and construction will generate 700 jobs and, once operational, prevent the emission of 39,000 tCOof them/year.

Ambitious plans which aim to place Europe at the forefront of the world in this technology.

The alliance with Iberdrola makes Fertiberia the first company in the sector to supply its large factories with green hydrogen, thanks to local renewable sources which will also allow us to meet our electricity consumption needs.

A project that shows the way of the future to other operators.

Iberdrola’s global project places the group at the forefront of the new technological challenge posed by the production and supply of hydrogen from 100% renewable sources.

The plan would reach 800 MW of electrolysis, or 20% of the national target – which foresees the installation of 4 GW by 2030 – and would make it possible to achieve that around 25% of the hydrogen currently consumed in Spain does not generate no CO emissionsof them.

With these projects, it would contribute to the development of the entire value chain, creating nearly 4,000 skilled jobs, including 2,000 already in 2023, through 500 local suppliers.

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