ArcelorMittal leads H2 project in Spain

Spain has officially begun its programme for the construction of a pilot plant that will test the use of hydrogen in industrial processes, Kallanish notes. The public-private project called Hydrogen Hub Asturias (H2Asturias) is led by ArcelorMittal.

The facility, which is located at the steelmaker’s gas laboratory (GasLab) in the Gijón plant, has a furnace with a power of 1.2 megawatts.

“This project involves the generation of H2 at low temperatures from renewable energy, as well as its use in the industrial sector to reduce emissions and as a chemical agent,” explains Cristina Lausín, senior scientist green energies and CO2 at ArcelorMittal Global R&D Spain, who is heading the project.

The investment is valued at €6.6 million ($7.18m) and includes all stages of the hydrogen value chain, from its generation, storage and transportation, until its use, either as a reducing agent or as an alternative fuel to natural gas.

Todor Kirkov Bulgaria