Green Crane (Western route)

The Green Crane initiative aims to pave the way for South to North green hydrogen flows in Europe and boosting local demand in Spain and Italy. Cross-border routes aim to connect with The Netherlands and France.

LEAD DEVELOPER

Enagás Renovable

PROJECT PARTNERS

Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, Vopak, Térega, Petronor, Arcelor-Mittal I+D, Bosch, McPhy, Vestas, Falck Renewables, IGNIS Energía, H2V, Gransolar

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

National authorities: Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo; Regional Energy Entities: EREN (Castilla y León), FAEN (Principado de Asturias), EVE (País Vasco), DGA (Aragón)

MAIN LOCATION

Spain

OTHER LOCATIONS

Yes

Project details

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

[T/day]:

80.00

INVESTMENT VOLUME

[M€]:

1,470.00
FUNDING
VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

  • Electricity from solar PV
  • Electricity from onshore wind
  • Other

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with PEM electrolyser
  • Water electrolysis with ALK electrolyser
  • Byproduct

H2 STORAGE

  • Cylinder - LOHC

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Pipeline - Compressed H2
  • Ship - LOHC

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

  • HRS 350 bar
END USES

MOBILITY

  • Buses
  • Trucks

ENERGY

  • Stationary fuel cells for distributed generations - CHP
  • Hydrogen supply for injection into gas grid

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

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

Project timeline

CURRENT STATUS:

Concrete project plan agreed by main stakeholders

2014

Start of project development

Project finalization

2035


KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Business model/business case development

    Having a robust business model that can bring benefits and retain competitiveness for all parties along the value chain is paramount

  • Political backing and buy-in

    Political backing is essential for removing regulatory barriers, ensuring alignment with national plans and securing an adequate level of economic support

  • Experienced staff

  • Local public acceptance

  • Stakeholder cooperation

  • Risk sharing mechanisms between project partners

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

  • Applying for public subsidy/grant schemes

    Until renewable hydrogen becomes competitive securing grants and subsidies will be essential

  • Securing public financial support (subsidy/grant)

    Until renewable hydrogen becomes competitive securing grants and subsidies will be essential

  • Securing customer commitments to de-risk the financial model

    This is one of the key elements for the success of the project

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