The first H2 valley in south-west Europe.
January 2021 - December 2025
SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES
GREEN HYSLAND aims to deploy a fully-functioning Hydrogen (H2) ecosystem in the island of Mallorca, Spain, turning the island into Europe’s first H2 hub in Southern Europe. This will be achieved by producing green hydrogen from solar energy and delivering it to the end users, such as the island’s tourism, transport, industry and energy sectors, including gas grid injection for green heat and power local end-use. The project will also deliver a roadmap towards 2050 that compiles a long-term vision for the development of a widespread H2 economy in Mallorca and the Balearic Region, in line with the environmental objectives set for 2050. Indeed, hydrogen will help to increase the penetration of renewable energy in the Balearic energy system, demonstrating sector coupling and sectorial integration, and moving towards full decarbonization of the economy. Finally, the GREEN HYSLAND demonstrations will provide Europe with a blueprint for decarbonization of island economies, and an operational example of the contribution of H2 towards the energy transition and the 2050 net zero targets.The development of replication experiences and business models are foreseen in five other EU islands (Madeira – PT, Tenerife – ES, Aran – IE, Greek Islands and Ameland – NL) and beyond (Chile and Morocco).
The Aragon Hydrogen Foundation has a key role in this ambitious project that will mark a milestone in the development of the hydrogen economy, both at national and European level. This important role is articulated on different fronts, first as a member of the DAG (Deployment Advisory Group) contributing its knowledge and lessons learned during the development of the first H2 valley in Europe (BIG HIT). Then, by contributing all its know-how in the dissemination of the project, as well as in training activities. Finally, the FHa is coordinating work package 6, which aims to bring together and synthesise all the knowledge and experience gained from the development of Green Hysland, in order to capitalise on this learning and to develop methodologies (based on software tools) that will allow to know how to scale up infrastructures, how to increase the green H2 market and how to reduce the risks of these large investments. This learning has, in turn, a final objective, which is the replication of the Green Hysland concept to other islands participating in the project as a Follower Territory and, therefore, to all the archipelagos of the EU.