From pv magazine Spain

A spokesperson for the company said pv magazine that the plant will produce hydrogen from seawater and will be powered by a 30 MW solar plant and a 20 MWh storage system with an autonomy of 4 hours.

The installation will be based on a double reverse osmosis treatment with energy recovery followed by electrolysis of deionized water by proton exchange membrane (PEM). In addition, the secondary electrolysis of the concentrated brine will be carried out by electrolysis of the cell membrane.

The facility’s main electrolyser will have an installed capacity of 20 MW and an estimated production of 1,000 tonnes per year. The fuel produced will then be stored in trucks for pressurized gas at 400 bar pressure.

The hydrogen will be used as fuel for public transport at the port and urban cleaning vehicles in the city of Almería. It will also be used to power port unloading machines, national and international freight transport and part of the energy demand of local manufacturing industries.

The project has a required investment of 80.5 million euros and is expected to be built by the end of 2024. Gransolar confirms that it has the interest and commitment of the City of Almería, as well as multiple companies from different professional sectors, without providing further details.

Almería will not be the only Andalusian port to consider producing hydrogen. The port of Malaga is also expected to accommodate the production of green hydrogen through a project that also considers the use of artificial intelligence.

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