The Basque Country produces the first renewable hydrogen thanks to a 2.5 MW electrolyser located at Petronor that supplies the Energy Intelligence Center, as well as the company’s new offices at the Ezkerraldea-Meatzaldea Technology Park in Abanto Zierbena.
In addition, this renewable hydrogen will also be used in the first buses and heavy vehicles of the mobility logistics platform of the park itself, which will have the first hydroline station (hydrogen pump) in the Basque Country. All of this is promoted by EVE and Repsol.
This is the first renewable hydrogen production with European technology, in which Petronor is committed as an essential part of the creation of a solid value chain. This commitment to technology on the basis of cross-border collaboration will enable the development of the European renewable hydrogen industry as well as the necessary infrastructures for its implementation as a decarbonised energy source.
The start-up of this electrolyser, manufactured by SENER and John Cockerill, as well as the necessary infrastructure for the production and distribution of renewable hydrogen, has involved an investment of 11 million euros.
It should be noted that all the necessary hydroproducts, from the Petronor refinery to the Energy Intelligence Center, have been developed by Nortegas.