Green Hydrogen

Iberdrola is pioneer in the development of green hydrogen

In our mission to lead the energy transition, Iberdrola is spearheading the development of green hydrogen with over 50 projects in eight countries.

Iberdrola is spearheading the global development of green hydrogen with over 50 projects in countries such as Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil and the United States to meet the demand for electrification and decarbonisation in sectors such as industry and heavy transport. We have created a new green hydrogen business unit within the company, with the aim of becoming the world leader in this technology. Our group is addressing the technological challenge of producing and supplying green hydrogen from clean energy sources, using a technology that will be competitive much sooner than expected, according to a report by UK consultancy Rethink Energy.

Europe's largest green hydrogen plant for the production of zero emissions fertilisers

The Puertollano (Ciudad Real) plant consist of a 100 MW photovoltaic solar plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MWh and one of the largest electrolytic hydrogen production systems in the world (20 MW). All from 100% renewable sources.

A total of 150 million euros has been invested in the project, an initiative that will create up to 1,000 jobs and avoid emissions of 48,000 tCO2/year.

Green hydrogen plant for industrial use

Europe's most ambitious innovation project to promote decarbonization of industrial sectors

100% renewable hydrogen for emission-free ammonia and fertilizer production

  • Icon Investment 150 M€
  • Icon Local jobs 700
  • CO₂ CO2 avoided emissions 39000 tCO2/year
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Distribution network

The surplus energy generated in the photovoltaic plant is fed into the distribution network for commercialization.

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Green hydrogen production

production system

Green hydrogen is produced by electrolysis cells powered by both the energy generated by the photovoltaic plant and the battery energy storage system, in a process with no associated CO2 emissions and allowing the electrification of industrial sectors.

The production process is carried out with a polymer electrolysis system with a 20 MW power supply and a capacity to generate 360 kg/hour of hydrogen.

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H2 tanks

tanks H2

The storage of green hydrogen is essential to guarantee the stability of supply required by the Fertiberia plant and to make efficient use of renewable energy production. A total of 11 tanks that allow the storage of 6,000 kg of green H2 at 60 bars.

Each tank has a volume of 133 m3 and dimensions of 23.5 m height and 2.8 m in diameter. They weigh 77 tonnes empty and are made of a special steel with a sheet thickness of 4.5 cm to contain hydrogen, given the small size of this particle.

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Battery

Batteries

The project includes a 5MW lithium-ion battery system, with a storage capacity of 20MWh, which allows for greater plant manageability and optimisation of control strategies.

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Puertollano II photovoltaic plant

Photovoltaic plants

The new facility for the production of green H2 from 100% renewable sources consists of a solar photovoltaic plant with an installed capacity of 100 MW.

The installation incorporates state-of-the-art technologies, such as bifacial panels, which allow for higher production by having two light-sensitive surfaces, and string inverters, which improve performance and make better use of the surface area.

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Underground power line

Dedicated underground power line for exclusive use to ensure that all energy used in the electrolyser is renewable and environmental impact is minimised.

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Fertiberia Plant

The innovation project is an ambitious initiative to decarbonize a key industrial process, such as the manufacture of fertilizers, which will allow progress towards more sustainable agriculture.

The investment allows improvement of industrial processes, making them more sustainable through the production and consumption of green hydrogen without associated emissions and improving the performance of the processes involved.

More than 50 green hydrogen projects in 8 countries...

Brazil


Agreement with Estado Rio Grande do Sul.

Agreement with Pernambuco authority to develop Green H2 in Puerto Suape.

Agreement with Prumo for the development of studies for the production of green hydrogen at Açu Port.

United States


Exploring and developing projects related to mobility & industry in 6 states.

Mexico


Working jointly in different projects with relevant industry players.

Spain


Puertollano green hydrogen plant.

Barcelona Hydrogen Plant (TMB).

United Kingdom


Agreement to build an H2 plant at the country's largest freight port, in Felixtowe.

Agreement between ScottishPower and Storegga to develop and build H2 projects in the Highlands.

Italy


Working jointly in different projects with relevant indusrtry players.

Framework agreement with AECOM, Ancitel Energia e Ambiente and Cinque International for the development of the project for the conversion to green hydrogen of the Apennine railway axis.

Portugal


Agreement with Cinca (ceramics) to provide green H2 to different industry processes.

Australia


Working on the commercial approach to provide green H2 to different industry applications.

Agreement with ABEL Energy to build one of the world's largest green hydrogen and green methanol production plants in Northern Tasmania

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Brazil


Agreement with Estado Rio Grande do Sul.

Agreement with Pernambuco authority to develop Green H2 in Puerto Suape.

Agreement with Prumo for the development of studies for the production of green hydrogen at Açu Port.

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Spain


Puertollano green hydrogen plant.

Barcelona Hydrogen Plant (TMB).

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United Kingdom


Agreement to build an H2 plant at the country's largest freight port, in Felixtowe.

Agreement between ScottishPower and Storegga to develop and build H2 projects in the Highlands.

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Italy


Working jointly in different projects with relevant indusrtry players.

Framework agreement with AECOM, Ancitel Energia e Ambiente and Cinque International for the development of the project for the conversion to green hydrogen of the Apennine railway axis.

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Portugal


Agreement with Cinca (ceramics) to provide green H2 to different industry processes.

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Australia


Working on the commercial approach to provide green H2 to different industry applications.

Agreement with ABEL Energy to build one of the world's largest green hydrogen and green methanol production plants in Northern Tasmania

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Mexico


Working jointly in different projects with relevant industry players.

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United States


Exploring and developing projects related to mobility & industry in 6 states.

... as part of our pipeline of EUR 3,000 M up to 2030 for a total production of 134,000 Tn/year

An energy vector that will be competitive much sooner than expected

According to a report by UK-based consultancy Rethink Energy, new energy vector will be competitive by 2024, with costs three times lower than today's by 2035. By that date, the cost reduction will be more than 95 per cent from 2020 levels, which will increase global demand tenfold. As part of its objective to lead this new energy vector, the Iberdrola group has been a pioneer in making green hydrogen a reality with projects in two main areas: industrial use and heavy transport.

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“This is one of the most efficient solutions to help the most polluting industrial sectors transform their processes and become more sustainable. Thanks to the collaboration with pioneering and forward-looking companies, we have before us tangible examples of green hydrogen production that are already a reality.”

Millán García-Tola

Iberdrola's Global H₂ Manager

More about green hydrogen

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In iberdrola we have a mature project portfolio of 2,400 MW by 2025 and expect to produce 350,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year by 2030. 

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