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Spain's King Felipe inaugurates Iberdrola's green H2 plant in Puertollano

King Felipe VI inaugurated the company's green H2 plant in Puertollano (Ciudad Real). It is the largest facility of its kind for industrial use in Europe and is also the largest plant currently operating in the world.

During his speech, Ignacio Galán explained that the plant presented represents the start of a major plan of more than 2,000 MM euros to replace imported gas with green H2 in the production of ammonia for fertilizers.

This facility could make Spain a benchmark in the production and development of this new energy vector, which would make a decisive contribution to the decarbonization of sectors that are difficult to electrify, such as fertilizers, high-temperature industry and heavy transport.

With a total investment of 150 MM euros, which includes both the green H2 facilities and a dedicated photovoltaic power plant, the Puertollano plant will be able to produce up to 3,000 tpy of green H2 and avoid the emission of 78,000 tpy of CO2.

The Puertollano plant will be able to generate 100% green H2 through one of the world's largest electrolysis systems. The project will have zero CO2 emissions thanks to the use of renewable energy from an innovative 100 MW solar photovoltaic plant integrated into the facility.

This plant - the company's first of its kind in Spain - has bifacial panels and a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MW/h. Its bifacial modules allow for higher production, as they have two light-sensitive surfaces. It will thus have an annual output of around 156,000 MW/h.