Basque Hydrogen Corridor BH2C

Large-scale project to develop a H2 economy in the Basque Country and surrounding regions, proving H2 as enabler for the energy transition, with applications ranging from production to end users, and boosting technological and industrial competitiveness.

LEAD DEVELOPER

Petronor (Repsol Group)

PROJECT PARTNERS

The project consortium consists of 78 entities, including research organization, business associations, and private entities.

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Basque Government, Provincial Councils of Biscay, Gipuzkoa and Araba, Bilbao City Town Hall

MAIN LOCATION

Spain

OTHER LOCATIONS

Yes

Project details

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

[T/day]:

67.00

INVESTMENT VOLUME

[M€]:

3,000.00
FUNDING
VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

  • Electricity from solar PV
  • Electricity from onshore wind

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with ALK electrolyser
  • Water electrolysis with high-temp SOE electrolyzer
  • Other

H2 STORAGE

  • Cylinder - Compressed H2
  • Cylinder - LOHC
  • Cavern - Compressed H2

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Pipeline - Compressed H2
  • Trucking - Compressed H2

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

  • HRS 700 bar
  • HRS 350 bar
END USES

MOBILITY

  • Cars
  • Buses
  • Trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Ships

ENERGY

  • Hydrogen supply for injection into gas grid

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

  • Supply to refineries
  • Supply to steel industry
  • Supply to other industries

Project timeline

CURRENT STATUS:

Start of implementation

2014

Start of project development

Project finalization

2035


KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Technological readiness/technological performance (e.g. availability, efficiency, duration/lifetime)

  • Experienced staff

  • Local public acceptance

  • Stakeholder cooperation

  • Risk sharing mechanisms between project partners

  • Project's governance model

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

N.A.

N.A.: Not available. This is possible due to two reasons: a) the Hydrogen Valley chose to not publicly display the data or b) the Hydrogen Valley did not answer the specific question in the associated survey.