The European Commission Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has agreed a €10 million support package for Green Hysland – the first green hydrogen Mediterranean project to receive Europe funding and which will provide energy for buses, ferries and ports.
In line with the new EU Hydrogen Strategy, Green Hysland will be the first flagship project in southern Europe and will create a ‘green hydrogen ecosystem’ in the Balearic Islands.
Green Hysland will generate, distribute and use in Mallorca at least 300 tons of renewable hydrogen per year, produced from solar energy. The goal is to reduce the island’s CO2 emissions by up to 20,700 tons per year.
The project is also part of the ‘Hydrogen Roadmap: a commitment to renewable hydrogen’ recently approved by the Government of Spain, which is seeking to position the country as a technological benchmark in the production and use of renewable hydrogen. The green hydrogen will have multiple applications on the island, including the supply of fuel to bus fleet and fuel cell rental vehicles, the generation of heat and energy for commercial and public buildings, as well the supply of auxiliary energy to ferries and port operations and the creation of a refuelling station.
Green Hysland is a consortium formed by the following organisations: Acciona, the municipality of Ameland, AMHYD, Aragón Hydrogen Foundation, AREAM Madeira, Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2), Balearia, CEA, National Hydrogen Center (CNH2), Cotenaval, DAFNI , EMEC, EMT Palma, Enagás, Energy Co-operatives Ireland, Enercy, Fedarene, Gasnam, H2 Chile, HyCologne, HyEnergy Transstore, Instituto Balears de Energía, the municipality of Lloseta, New Energy Coalition, NUI Galway, Ports de Balears, Redexis , University of the Balearic Islands and University of La Laguna (Tenerife).