- It will involve an investment of 4.4 million euros.
- It will prevent the emission of 5,000 tons per year of CO2 into the atmosphere.
- The inauguration is scheduled for within a year.
The energy company Alener will build a plant to produce and store renewable hydrogen in the Port of Seville for the supply and distribution of this gas in the Seville capital under its H2 Green City model, putting Seville as a pioneer in the use of this technology in cities.
The Seville H2 Green City model is based on the use of hydrogen in the Residential, Industrial, Tertiary and Mobility sectors.
Its inauguration is scheduled for the summer of next year, positioning itself as the first initiative of its kind in the province and the second in a port area in the whole of Spain.
The project, whose initial investment in its first phase is 4.4 million euros, will create an energy community for the Port Authority of Seville, as well as for the companies installed in this enclave (including its use for mobility), which constitutes the main industrial pole of the province with about 200 companies with a combined turnover of more than 1,300 million.
emissions of up to 5,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year. This phase will be focused on the supply of green hydrogen mainly to companies in the metallurgy and logistics sector (land and sea), although it is open to other types of activities such as Mobility and Residential.
During the construction of the facilities, around 50 jobs will be created (half of them direct) and a dozen jobs will be created over the years of operation. In the second phase of the project, hydrogen will be supplied for other uses in the city such as Residential with the aim of exceeding 50MW.
Alener has already started the administrative procedures for its implementation in the industrial area of the Port of Seville, specifically in the polygon
where Astilleros was located and together with other companies and institutions such as GRI, Tecade or the University of Seville. This initiative of H2 Green City in Seville has been selected by the Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE) to be co-financed with ERDF Funds, so that the European Union will contribute 1.2 million.
The plant must be operational by July 2023 to meet the execution deadlines set by Brussels. “Therefore, we trust that the Junta de Andalucía will speed up the procedures that allow this installation, as it is in conversion of industrial land,” explains Francisco Caballero, CEO of Alener.
Caballero highlights that “Seville and the whole of Andalusia have a unique opportunity to lead in Spain a technology that is 100% clean and sustainable, and in which governments and organizations around the world have placed their hopes and enormous economic resources to advance in the decarbonization of the planet. So much so, that it is estimated that investments in green hydrogen will total more than 300,000 million dollars globally until 2030.”
Source: Alener/ El economista