On the 22nd and 23rd of June, Green Hysland partners were in Mallorca at the occasion of the CIES Congress. They took advantage of this event to visit some of the pilot sites of the project and discuss its progress.
On the 22nd of June 2022, Green Hysland had the opportunity to host a session during the Iberian and Ibero-American Solar Energy (CIES) Congress, and to present our project concept in detail to some local stakeholders from the island.
The event was introduced by an impressive panel of speakers:
Next, partners presented the overview of the project’s pilot activities – how Green Hysland intends to produce at least 300 tons of green hydrogen from solar energy by building a green H2 plant in Lloseta, and how and where this green hydrogen is going to be distributed to the various applications: EMT bus depot for hydrogen buses, Maritime Station 4 of the Port of Palma, a sports centre in Lloseta, a hotel in Palma, a fleet of hydrogen vehicles and finally how it will be injected into the local gas grid network in Cas Tresorer. The solar energy used to produce the green hydrogen will come from two PV plants: one in Lloseta, right next to the H2 plant, and one in Petra, 30km away.
Participants also got an overview of the other activities of the project, namely the work on impact, business models, replication and communication. Colleagues from HEAVENN and BIG HIT presented these projects and their lessons learnt.
After the workshop, a visit to the Lloseta PV and H2 plant was organised, which allowed participants to see the progress made so far. The electrolyser and the compressor have already been purchased and are already on site, as visible on pictures.
Although the Green Hysland Consortium’s commitment to the European Commission is to have the renewable hydrogen ecosystem operational by 2024, we are working to accelerate the process and our goal is to make it a reality by 2023.María Jaén, Green Hysland coordinator
On the next day, partners took the opportunity of their joint presence in Mallorca to organise meetings to review the progress made on the different tasks and make sure everything moves according to plan. In the afternoon, 3 additional site visits took place:
You will find more information on all the pilot sites here.