BenortH2 IS SPAIN’S FIRST GREEN HYDROGEN PLANT
The BenortH2 plant in Bizkaia is pioneering because it reuses and adapts existing energy installations.
Apart from making use of the infrastructures of the combined cycle power plant in Amorebieta, it will also take advantage of Nortegas’s existing gas distribution network.
This will result in very significant cost reductions when it comes to generating hydrogen and taking it to market. Moreover, the plant can be further optimized over time to achieve highly competitive values.
Get to know the systems that will be used for green hydrogen production and distribution in Amorebieta, making full use of the current infrastructure
MORE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES
OF THE BenortH2 GREEN HYDROGEN PLANT
Distribution of green hydrogen using the existing gas pipeline network. Quick access to Europe via road and sea for export thanks to excellent motorway links and the close proximity of the Port of Bilbao.
The plant is completely digitalized, allowing the control, management and theoretical application of improvements and modifications before they are applied in practice. This digital twinning system makes it possible to scale and replicate the plant in other areas in record time.
APPLICATIONS OF BenortH2 GREEN HYDROGEN
WHAT APPLICATIONS WILL THE GREEN HYDROGEN PRODUCED ATBenortH2 HAVE?
Injection into the Nortegas natural gas pipeline network for industrial and residential consumption.
Injection into the Amorebieta CCGT for electricity generation, reducing CO2 emissions.
Syngas production, turning CO2 into methane gas for injection into the CCGT.
Fuel cell-based clean electricity generation.
Storage for distribution via road and sea for industrial uses and transport.
Creation of a hydrogen generator for hydrogen refuelling of public and private vehicle fleets.
EVOLUTION OF THE BenortH2 GREEN HYDROGEN PLANT FROM 2022 TO 2030
Capacity expansion is planned to increase green hydrogen production and distribution to a larger number of businesses and homes.
Investment in developing infrastructure
The largest investment will come from institutional financial investors channelled through one of the companies present at the BenortH2 plant, White Summit Capital.
Power generated by a single electrolyser and interconnected 300-bar high-pressure cylinders with a storage capacity of 1,000 kg of hydrogen.
Output generated at full performance
Production will be distributed mainly between the CCGT, hydrogen generator and injection into the pipeline network.
Green hydrogen production
Growing demand for green hydrogen will allow the project to be upscaled.
With the production envisaged for this phase, a reduction of 12,000 t/year greenhouse gases is calculated, helping to improve the environment.
Reduction in CO2
As the plant’s capacity for generating green hydrogen increases, so will the reduction in tonnes of CO2 emissions