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Fusion Fuel receives IPCEI approval for 630-MW HEVO-Portugal project

Fusion Fuel has received notification from the European Commission that the company’s HEVO-Portugal project was among 33 selected for approval under the Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) Hy2Infra program. The €650 MM, 630 MW project is to be developed in Sines, Portugal and would produce 62,000 tpy of green H2. A portion of the green H2 is expected to be used in the production of green ammonia and exported from the Port of Sines to the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The balance would be consumed by industrial customers in the domestic Portuguese market.

The IPCEI approval positions Fusion Fuel and its partners to commence funding negotiations with the relevant government stakeholders, as well as with the European Investment Bank, which has committed to providing financing and advisory support to those projects selected for public funding.

Frederico Figueira de Chaves, CEO of Fusion Fuel said, “This is a game changing achievement for Fusion Fuel, solidifying our position amongst the leading companies in the green H2 industry. HEVO-Portugal is one of the largest electrolyzer projects approved in the Hy2Infra wave, a testament to the exceptional innovation of our HEVO technology and the strong conviction that Portugal and the European Union have in our ability to successfully deliver this all-important project. This announcement marks the culmination of a journey that we began four years ago, one that we have quietly pushed forward in the background while focusing relentlessly on the execution of our near-term priorities. I would like to take this opportunity to express my profound appreciation to the team for their diligence and determination in helping us reach this watershed moment.”

Pedro Caçorino Dias, Fusion Fuel’s Head of Commercial for Portugal said, “The HEVO-Portugal project was conceived of not only as the centerpiece of Fusion Fuel’s green H2 project portfolio, but also as the most ambitious green H2 project in Portugal. Our vision in creating the project was to help establish Sines as the principal green H2 hub of Southern Europe and unite two major European ports in advancing the green energy economy, and in doing so, create substantial spillover benefits to both regions and to industries across Europe. While we are still in the very early innings, we are confident that HEVO-Portugal will be instrumental in contributing to the rapid decarbonization of Portugal’s largest industrial hub and, most importantly, in helping catalyze the European green H2 economy.”