The Hydrogen Roadmap provides a vision for the development of a favourable environment for the supply and demand of renewable hydrogen, in the medium and long term.
The milestones of this strategy are the following:
- Between 300 and 600 MW of electrolysers by 2024
- 4 GW of electrolysers by 2030
- Mobilising around EUR 8.9 billion of investments in the 2020-2030 period
- 150-200 FCEV buses by 2030
- 2 hydrogen-powered train lines by 2030
- 100-150 HRS by 2030
- 5000-7000 FC LDV and HDV by 2030
- Around 4.6 Mton CO2 reduction.
This strategy aims at providing significant support to R&D in the green hydrogen field, allowing Spain to produce its own high-power electrolyzers in the medium term, as well as be a pioneer country in the development of green hydrogen-related industry. The roadmap envisions also the creation of hydrogen clusters, and defines the sectors where the deployment of hydrogen technologies have greater potential. These are industries where hydrogen is used as a raw material (chemicals, refining, fertilizers production) and areas where electrification is not feasible or convenient (public transport, ports, logistics platforms). Hydrogen is also expected to play an important role in energy storage, going towards a 100% renewable electricity system by 2050.
In February 2022, four grant programs were opened to support the innovative renewable hydrogen value chain with EUR 250 million budget, divided as following:
- EUR 100 million for the program for large electrolyzers
- EUR 80 million for the demonstration and validation of hydrogen vehicles
- EUR 40 million for industrial and experimental research
- EUR 30 million for capacity building and technological advances in test lines and manufacturing