Climate change is having a growing impact on our planet and its mitigation is an increasingly urgent challenge. It is necessary to carry out a gradual decarbonization of all sectors of the economy that will lead to achieving the objectives set by the European Commission of emission neutrality in 2050.
In this context, the research project led by Tubacex entitled “Research of new technologies for the production and use of green hydrogen for the decarbonization of the Spanish intensive industry” with the acronym HY2DEC is born.
Tubacex is a strategic supplier of advanced products and industrial services for power generation and mobility. The business group that develops the R&D project Hy2DEC, whose main objective is to research, develop and validate new emerging technologies for the production and use of hydrogen and green oxygen, as well as CO2 capture and its integration in processes of the Spanish intensive industry with the purpose of advancing in its decarbonization.
HY2DEC has been incorporated into the Missions Program of the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation within the 2022 call of the Science and Innovation Missions program.
The Hy2DEC project aims to respond to the challenges involved in the decarbonization of the intensive industry through sustainable production and the use of hydrogen and green oxygen and a CO2 capture that closes the positive balance of emissions.
For this purpose, and in parallel to the experimental research, Hy2DEC will carry out a study of the gaps and needs of the intensive industry processes to advance in their decarbonization and an evaluation of potential solutions to be provided by the technologies under study, all this in the context of two use cases of intensive processes such as steel and ceramics.