December 2 (Renewables Now) - Smartenergy Group AG on Thursday confirmed that it will develop a 100-MWe green hydrogen project called ORANGE.BAT in Spain’s Valencia Region to support the decarbonisation of the local ceramic cluster, with a commitment to build the facility by the end of 2025.
The Swiss investment company plans to install electrolysers for green hydrogen production in the municipality of Onda, Castellon, which provides access to water, solar power generation and potential off-takers.
Currently in the engineering phase and undergoing an environmental permitting procedure, the project could be expanded to 800 MWe in a second phase. Smartenergy said it is holding advanced talks in that regard.
The project is being supported by major industrial players, investment firms, research centres, and institutional bodies, as well as the two major sectorial associations of the ceramic industry, namely ASCER and ANFFECC.