“In conjunction with the Basque Government, we have presented the Basque complementary plan for R&D and innovation in energy and green hydrogen”
Strategic actions are proposed to establish, incorporate and consolidate green hydrogen as a solution for the electrification of the energy system and the decarbonisation of transport and industry
The Complementary Plans for Energy and Green Hydrogen being developed by the different Autonomous Communities: Basque Country, Asturias, Aragon, Castile-La Mancha, Canary Islands, the Foral Community of Navarra, Extremadura and the Community of Madrid were presented in Puertollano on 22nd April 2022.
The event was attended by Ms. Diana Morant, Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation. Representing the Basque Country, Estibaliz Hernaez, Vice-Minister of the Basque Government for Technology, Innovation and Digital Transformation, Alberto Fernández, Director of Technology and Innovation in the Basque Government, and Dr Ekain Fernández, Head of Hydrogen Technologies at TECNALIA and Scientific Coordinator of the Complementary Plans for Energy and Green Hydrogen in the Basque Country, also attended.
Green hydrogen: a solution for the electrification of the energy system
This plan proposes strategic actions that will be carried out in a coordinated manner between the Autonomous Communities participating in the initiative and the CSIC to establish, incorporate and consolidate green hydrogen as a solution for the electrification of the energy system, as well as the decarbonisation of transport and industry.
The actions aim to cover the entire hydrogen value chain through developments with varying degrees of maturity; from solutions on a pilot or demonstration scale to basic developments that will enable foreign technology to be replaced with local technology in the Country’s energy grid in the near future.
The Basque Country’s project for this programme contemplates the "generation of renewable hydrogen and the development of advanced solutions for their integration and optimal operation in mobility applications and industry". In addition to TECNALIA, other centres belonging to the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA) are participating, such as Ikerlan, Cidetec, CIC energiGUNE, Tekniker and Ceit, as well as other agents of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network, such as the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Petronor Innovation, the Basque Energy Cluster, CAF R&D, Mondragon University and Sidenor R&D.