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October 19 (Renewables Now) - Spanish hotel chain Iberostar Group has signed up to be the first off-taker of green hydrogen from the Green Hysland project set in the island of Mallorca.
The tourism group signed an agreement to get its hydrogen from the future Green Hysland hydrogen electrolysis plant in the island town of Lloseta, hoping to reduce natural gas consumption at its Mallorca hotels by 2% to 5%.
Spanish infrastructure builder Acciona SA (BME:ANA), one of the partners in the Green Hysland consortium, said its clean energy subsidiary Acciona Energia (BME:ANE) would guarantee the renewable origin of hydrogen using its proprietary blockchain platform.
The electrolysis plant will be capable of producing over 300 tonne of green hydrogen per year. Under the agreement with Acciona Energia and Spanish gas grid operator Enagas SA (BME:ENG), Iberostar is expected to off-take between five and ten tonnes and benefit from the guarantees of origin, Acciona said.
Green Hysland is a Mallorca-wide project aimed at guiding Spain’s Balearic island into the hydrogen era. The Lloseta electrolysis plant, which will be fed electricity from two solar farms, will produce hydrogen for fuel-cell buses, rental vehicles, ferries, port operations, building heating and other public and commercial uses.
Acciona and Enagas are the project’s main developers. Spanish gas supplier Redexis, building materials manufacturer Cemex, Spanish government agency IDAE and several other companies from the EU, Chile and Morocco are also contributing.
The Green Hysland project is a recipient of a EUR-10-million (USD 11.7m) grant from the EU’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.165)