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Enagás Receives EU Support for the Development of Hydrogen Station in Madrid

By July 14, 2020 2   min read  (337 words)

July 14, 2020 |

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The company is coordinating the ECO-net Project, which aims to contribute to transport decarbonisation by introducing LNG, biogas and green hydrogen as fuels

Spanish corridors of the Trans-European Transport Network: it includes 15 LNG supply points in the provinces of Castellón, Madrid (4 facilities), Guipúzcoa, Zamora, Girona, Jaén, Álava, Navarra, La Rioja, Burgos, Cáceres and Badajoz; and one hydrogen supply point in Madrid.

The European Commission will support the development of 15 refuelling stations for LNG (liquefied natural gas) vehicles and one for hydrogen as part of the “ECO-net” Project, coordinated by Enagás. Scale Gas, a start-up established through Enagás Emprende, the Enagás corporate venturing programme, will develop the projects.

The ECO-net Project has won the support of different companies such as Toyota, a pioneer in introducing hydrogen-powered vehicles to the market, and institutions such as GASNAM and the European ECO-GATE project, a global action plan co-financed by the EU and promoted by a consortium of more than 20 companies for the development of CNG and LNG mobility in Europe.

Environmentally friendly mobility

Spain is the European country with most LNG terminals for supply to ships thanks to its geostrategic position and the strength of its infrastructure. With the ECO-net Project, Enagás is seeking to move in the same direction in the area of vehicle mobility, especially in the heavy transport sector.

The use of natural gas in transport is key to improving air quality and moving towards more sustainable mobility. Natural gas makes it possible to eliminate practically all nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulphur oxide (SOx) polluting particles. Specifically, it reduces NOx emissions by 80-90% and SOx by almost 100%. It also manages to reduce CO2 emissions by 20-30% compared to traditional fuels.

Hydrogen is clean and efficient energy and is easily transportable and storable. Moreover, it has a wide range of applications: from the generation and supply of renewable energy to homes, industry, or businesses to its use as fuel for mobility, regardless of the means of transport (sea, rail or land).

 

 

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