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Spain Renewable Hydrogen Roadmap

The Spanish government has developed the county’s “Hydrogen Roadmap: A Commitment to Renewable Hydrogen” plan to contribute to achieving climate neutrality and a 100% renewable electricity system with objectives for 2030 and a vision for 2050 to ensure that renewable hydrogen contributes to the country’s climate 2050.

The European Strategy contemplates three phases of renewable hydrogen development. The first phase, (2020-2024), is planned to have at least 6 GW of electrolyzers installed in the EU, plus up to one million tons of renewable hydrogen produced. Spain is planning to have electrolyzers - the system to obtain renewable hydrogen using water and electricity of renewable origin as raw materials - installed that produce at least 4 GW by 2030.

Measures to prepare the regulatory framework and goals for the next decade, which, as part of achieving installed capacity of electrolyzers of at least 4 GW, includes the goal of reaching 25 percent of the consumption of industrial hydrogen of renewable origin in 2030. It plans to have renewable hydrogen powered transportation vehicles: a fleet of at least 150 buses; 5,000 light and heavy vehicles; and two commercial train lines. It will implement a network with a minimum of 100 renewable hydrogen stations and green hydrogen-powered handling machinery at the main five ports and airports.

Spanish companies are already beginning to invest in renewable hydrogen projects. Enagás, the Spanish energy company and transmission system operator that owns and operates the nation’s gas grid, is planning the largest hydrogen plant in Spain. This installation would involve an investment of USD 309 million. The project consists of a 32 MW electrolyzer, powered by a 150 MW photovoltaic plant. There will also be a warehouse for daily production of 12 tons of green hydrogen and other associated infrastructure.

To reach the ambitious objectives of the Spanish Hydrogen Roadmap, an estimated investment of over USD 10 billion will be required during the period 2020-2030.

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