Repsol, in collaboration with Enagás Renovable, Iqoxe, and Messer, has secured 62 million euros of European funds to build a groundbreaking electrolyser project in Tarragona.
The ambitious initiative, known as T-HYNET, aims to become Spain’s largest electrolyser, with a renewable hydrogen production capacity of 150 MW in its initial phase. This project is part of the European Hydrogen Backbone and the Hydrogen Valley of Catalonia, playing a vital role in promoting renewable hydrogen projects across various sectors of the Spanish economy.
The primary objective of the T-HYNET project is to utilize the renewable hydrogen produced for various applications, including industrial fuel, local industries, mobility, and injection into the natural gas transportation network. By harnessing innovative technology to minimize water consumption during hydrogen production, T-HYNET aligns with the European Commission’s vision of promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly industrial practices.
T-HYNET’s inclusion in the European Hydrogen Backbone emphasizes the project’s significance in establishing a robust hydrogen transportation network across EU countries. This network will facilitate the seamless distribution of hydrogen, enabling its widespread adoption and utilization in multiple sectors. The European Commission has commended T-HYNET for its innovative approach to hydrogen production and its potential to contribute to the region’s decarbonization efforts.
T-HYNET is a vital component of Catalonia’s Hydrogen Valley and the Ebro Hydrogen Corridor. These regional initiatives aim to create a comprehensive hydrogen ecosystem, fostering collaboration among various stakeholders to drive the adoption of renewable hydrogen technologies. By constructing a hydrogen collector, T-HYNET will transport hydrogen to consumers in the Petrochemical Pole and Ecoplant, facilitating their transition towards greener energy alternatives.
The T-HYNET project is part of the SHYNE consortium, which comprises 22 companies, 11 associations, technology centers, and universities. The consortium’s objective is to promote renewable hydrogen projects across all sectors of the Spanish economy, fostering innovation, and supporting the country’s sustainable development goals. Through collaboration and knowledge-sharing, the SHYNE consortium aims to accelerate the growth of renewable hydrogen in Spain.
Repsol’s T-HYNET project is one of the selected projects within the European Commission’s ‘Innovation Fund’ program, which has a total budget of 3.6 billion euros. The program aims to support innovative clean technology projects across Europe. The selection of T-HYNET showcases the project’s potential to drive significant advancements in the production of renewable hydrogen and contribute to the EU’s ambitious carbon reduction targets.