Basque Hydrogen Corridor BH2C

The objective of the Basque Hydrogen Corridor is the creation of a hydrogen ecosystem in the Basque Country, which allows progress in the decarbonization of the energy, mobility, different industrial sectors, as well as services sectors and is based on specific projects and actions, building on a strategy of public-private collaboration. In addition, the BH₂C aims to be a key enabler of sustainable development of the hydrogen energy value chain in the region.
LEAD DEVELOPER

Petronor (Repsol Group)

PROJECT PARTNERS

ABC compressors, Cidetec, CNH2, DFG, Enagás, EVE, GHK, H2SITE, ietecology, Novargi, Petronor, Repsol, Sener, Tecnalia, Técnicas Reunidas, Tubacex
Ampo, Calvera, CNH2, Fidegas, H2SITE, Ikerlan, Lecitrailer, Nortegas, Orkli
70 entities (companies, research centres, universities, administration)

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

Basque Government; Araba, Gipuzkoa and Biscay provincial councils.

MAIN LOCATION

Spain

OTHER LOCATIONS

Yes

Project details

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

[T/year]:

21,000

INVESTMENT VOLUME

[M€]:

1,100.00
FUNDING
VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

  • Electricity from solar PV
  • Electricity from onshore wind

H2 PRODUCTION

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

H2 STORAGE

  • Cylinder - Compressed H2
  • Cavern - Compressed H2
  • Other

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:

pre-FID (planning, engineering, de-risking, etc.)

2014

Start of project development

N.A.

Project finalization

2035


KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Regulatory provisions

  • Permitting and authorization procedures

  • Political backing and buy-in

  • Funding

  • Stakeholder cooperation

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

  • Applying for public subsidy/grant schemes

  • Securing private investors

  • Securing public financial support (subsidy/grant)

  • Other

    PPA negotiation.

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.
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