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The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands(Plocan) leads a consortium of 11 institutions and companies from Spain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Estonia and Ukraine for the development of the H2Heat project for the production and use of hydrogen from marine renewable sources. It will be used for heating and electricity generation in the Complejo Hospitalario Insular Materno Infantil de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria avoiding fossil consumption and CO2 emissions.


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  • The partners of the H2Heat project are:
    • Plocan;
    • Esteyco Spain Fixed and floating wind turbine company;
    • Neodyne Ireland Electrical engineering responsible for the EMS control;
    • Stargate Estonia responsible for the electrolyzer, compressor and storage;
    • 2G Spain responsible for H2 cogeneration;
    • ICoRSA Ireland Dissemination and communication and public engagement;
    • CMC Spain for Gran Canaria public engagement;
    • EMEC UK Orkney Islands for its expertise in H2 distribution networks, business models and technoeconomics;
    • SCS/CHUIMI Spain Canary Health Service;
    • Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información del Gobierno de Canarias (Aciisi);
    • SPLP Ukraine H2 experts in electrolyzer research.
  • This project has a budget of 13 million euros, 10 million of which come from the European Union, and has a duration of five years.
  • The H2Heat project, called 'Innovative production of renewable energy carriers for heating from renewable energies', presents as main innovations the production of highly combustible hydrogen with an innovative 1 MW electrolyzer using marine renewable energies; the combination of an advanced combustion technology burner (cogeneration) designed for hydrogen operation and a heat pump; and an infrastructure for transporting the hydrogen from the production facility to the end user.
  • The overall objective of the H2heat project is to demonstrate the complete value chain of green hydrogen (H2) heating for commercial buildings, which account for 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, 79% of which is used for water heating and air conditioning.
  • The forecast is that by the end of 2025 the production of between 100 and 200 kilograms of hydrogen will begin. The collaboration of the Regional Ministry of Health in this initiative is part of the Zero Net Emissions Health Strategy 2030, which aims, in this decade, to decarbonize the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) by reducing the carbon footprint of the activity of the health services of the archipelago.