Iberdrola’s commitment to sustainability has taken a new step forward by becoming the first company to obtain AENOR’s Renewable Hydrogen certificate for its Puertollano plant and Barcelona hydrogen plants.
This recognition verifies that Iberdrola produces hydrogen from renewable energy sources that are environmentally friendly and climate neutral. Specifically, the AENOR ‘Verification of renewable hydrogen’ seal covers the hydrogen generation, storage and marketing process, as well as the organisation’s management system.
This recognition accredits that Iberdrola complies with the European regulation, using water electrolysis technology and that the electricity used for the same comes exclusively from renewable energies.
Ibán Molina, Iberdrola’s Director of Green Hydrogen Spain, stated that “we are proud of this certification. It is a clear demonstration of Iberdrola’s role in the generation of renewable hydrogen to decarbonise the economy. In this sense, hydrogen is a success story in Puertollano and Barcelona, where it is helping to decarbonize processes where electrification does not reach, which serves to continue fighting for a sustainable horizon”.
Hydrogen, the most abundant chemical element in the universe, is focusing the interest of the sector due to its potential to become a solution that, associated with renewable energy sources, allows decarbonisation of important industries and mobility towards a carbon-free economic model
Iberdrola’s green hydrogen plant in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) comprises a 100-MW solar photovoltaic plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MWh and one of the world’s largest hydrogen production systems using electrolysis (20 MW). All from 100% renewable sources.
With an investment of €150 million, the operation of this plant will avoid emissions equivalent to 48,000 tCO2/year. The renewable hydrogen produced there will be used in the ammonia factory that Fertiberia has in the locality to produce green fertilizers.
In Barcelona, Iberdrola also has the first commercial renewable hydrogen production and filling facility in Spain, which is used both by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) buses and other fleets and industries in the Zona Franca industrial estate, where it is located.
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