GNL Quintero, Acciona Energía and Enagás have partnered to develop an electrolysis plant to generate green hydrogen in Quintero Bay, Chile.
The Green Hydrogen Bahía Quintero project will use water and renewable electricity to produce green hydrogen to support the decarbonisation process in the country. The plant will be built in the GNL Quintero regasification terminal and will have a nominal power of 10 MW, and it considers an initial production of around 500 tonnes/year. The production will rise depending on the demand for green hydrogen generated in the area. The project contemplates an estimated investment of $ 30 million.
The green hydrogen can be used in several end-users such as industrial processes, mining, in ports (coal, diesel, etc.), transportation etc. It can be blended with natural gas and injected into the natural gas distribution networks for industrial or residential consumption in different parts of the country.
GNL Quintero is the largest liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in Chile. Enagás, S.A. is a Spanish energy company. Acciona Energy, a subsidiary of Acciona, is based in Madrid, Spain, developing renewable energy projects. Acciona Energía has extensive experience in generating solar and wind energy in Chile.
Acciona Energía and Enagás are also building the first green hydrogen plant in Spain, in the Balearic Islands. The ‘Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca’ project aims to deploy the necessary infrastructures to develop a renewable hydrogen ecosystem in Mallorca and has been granted €10 million by the FCH JU.