Spanish-based storage company Exolum, Spanish electricity company Naturgy and Spanish gas company Enagás have formed a green hydrogen alliance to study hydrogen mobility and transport schemes in Spain.
The three companies will analyse and develop green hydrogen production, distribution and supply infrastructure, in a project known as Win4H2. They aim to create renewable hydrogen supply corridors, with supply points at most 300 km apart across the whole of Spain, establishing national logistics routes with guaranteed supply. The plans include developing a network of 50 hydrogen stations for consumers. The partners say this could benefit sectors including public administration, passenger transport, logistics, taxis, private vehicles, ports and airport baggage logistics.
The companies expect that 4,000-7,000 tpa of green hydrogen will be available from generation facilities in the early stages of the scheme. The design will be scalable and the infrastructure will be implemented gradually. The partners will apply to public and private entities for funding, and will comply with the Sansih government’s hydrogen roadmap.
The first route under development will supply green hydrogen to Madrid, Valencia and Murcia/Cartagena, and connect the three urban areas via a ‘hydrogen corridor’. The areas were selected due to their high volumes of heavy cargo and passenger transport.
The agreement between the three companies (through subsidiary Scale Gas for Enagás), was signed during European Mobility Week, which was set up to foster alliances between companies seeking to further the hydrogen value chain.
‘Exolum wishes to be a relevant player in the development of the hydrogen industry and focuses on integrating solutions throughout the entire value chain by harnessing its extensive experience in the management and optimisation of energy networks and by relying on existing infrastructures. This poses an opportunity for efficiency and economic viability that is completely aligned with our objectives in terms of decarbonisation and circular economy,’ says Andrés Suarez, Exolum’s global strategy and innovation lead.