The Basque Hydrogen Corridor will involve an investment of 1.3 billion euros and will create more than 1,340 direct jobs and 6,700 indirect jobs.
The Basque Hydrogen Corridor, BH2C, was created by Petronor-Repsol with the aim of decarbonising sectors such as energy, mobility, industry and services. BH2C is a consortium of 78 companies and organisations in the industry. It represents an economic revitalisation of the Basque Country through the development of the techno-industrial chain of the hydrogen economy.
TECNALIA is involved in about fifteen projects, giving support to companies, ranging from the production of green hydrogen, its use in transport and industry, and its storage and distribution. TECNALIA has also taken on a leading role in developing a technology roadmap linked to the Corridor.
The Basque Hydrogen Corridor
The Basque Hydrogen Corridor will involve an investment of 1.3 billion euros up to 2026, and will create more than 1,340 direct jobs and 6,700 indirect jobs. It foresees an annual production of 20,000 tonnes of hydrogen, and a reduction of more than 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
650 million is invested in the production of green hydrogen, 250 million for technological and industrial development across the entire value chain and digitalisation, and 50 million in research into hydrogen applications for mobility, the residential sector and industry.
The Basque Hydrogen Corridor consortium is made up of 78 organisations: eight institutions, 12 knowledge centres and business associations and 58 companies. This project is based on a comprehensive strategy, which includes 34 projects across the entire value chain and aims to be a lever for transforming the production sector and maintaining the contribution of industry to the Basque economy.