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PPP to build hydrogen plant near Palma de Mallorca

15 May 2019

Spanish and Balearic authorities have announced a public-private partnership to build what they claim will be the biggest hydrogen-producing plant in Europe, on a site near Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI).

A former cement factory in the town of Lloseta will be converted to produce hydrogen by 2021. The project involves an investment of EUR50 million by four Spanish companies: renewable energy specialist Acciona; Enagás and Redexis Gas from the gas supply sector; and cement factory operator CEMEX.

While the companies involved declined to comment, a source close to the development told Jane’s that “vehicles, especially rental cars and buses, will be the main targets to begin with”.

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