In the Green Hysland project an integrated island economy based on green hydrogen will be created in the Balearic Islands. Green Hysland will generate, distribute and use at least 300 tonnes of renewable hydrogen locally per year, produced from solar energy on the island of Mallorca. Green hydrogen will have multiple applications on the island, including the fuel supply to a fleet of fuel cell buses and fuel cell rental vehicles, the generation of heat and power for commercial and public buildings, the supply of auxiliary power for ferries and port operations and the creation of a hydrogen refuelling station. The project includes green hydrogen injection into the island’s gas pipeline network, through a Guarantee of Origin System, to decarbonise the gas supply. The initiative requires a total investment of around 50 million euros, including renewable electricity generation and equipment for green hydrogen end uses.
The project is part of the Spanish “Hydrogen Road Map: a commitment to renewable hydrogen”, and will include the development of business models for replicating the project to other EU islands and beyond. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) of the European Commission has selected the project Green Hysland in the Balearic Islands to start negotiations for an EU grant agreement valued at 10 million euros. The project is coordinated by Enagás and promoted together with Acciona, CEMEX and Redexis, the total consortium is made up of 30 partners from 11 different countries (9 of them from the European Union, plus Chile and Morocco), from industry, academia and the public sector.