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    Spanish trio eye green hydrogen for transport

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They aim to build a network of electrolysers all over Spain, starting with the busiest corridors.

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Spanish trio eye green hydrogen for transport

Spanish gas transmission system operator Enagas, retailer Naturgy and logistics company Exolum have agreed to study and then develop a green hydrogen network for transport in mainland Spain. It is the first major hydrogen alliance for transport and will be called "Win4H2", Enagas said September 20,

It will be based on a network of 50 electrolysers spaced about 300 km apart and will be aimed at passenger transport, logistics, taxis, private vehicles, port and airport baggage logistics, as well as other potential large consumers, it said.

It will entail a green hydrogen production capacity of about 4,000 - 7,000 metric tons/year in a first stage, through a scalable design depending on the evolution of the market. Funding will be through a public-private partnership.

The three companies are already designing the first route that will allow supplying green hydrogen in the towns of Madrid, Valencia and Murcia/Cartagena, as well as interconnecting them through a hydrogen corridor. It said it was giving priority to a route heavily used by commercial and private vehicles.

Enagas said it showed its "commitment to the energy transition and decarbonisation. An example of this strategy is the first 700 bar hydrogenerator in Spain, put into operation by [subsidiary] Scale Gas at the beginning of this year.”

Exolum said it wanted to bring to bear its experience in the management and optimisation of energy networks," relying on existing infrastructure to save time and money.