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2020.07.27

SEAFUEL project arouses interest from new associate partners in Tenerife

Tenerife aims to be the first Spanish island to host a facility for the generation of sustainable hydrogen for transport

The SEAFUEL  project has the ambitious objective of using the renewable resources of the Atlantic Area to boost the generation and use of sustainable hydrogen in transport supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy.

Taking into account the R&D experience and capabilities of the Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies, the project chose the island of Tenerife as a laboratory for the installation of a pilot plant, which will try to demonstrate the technological, social and economic feasibility of the implementation of renewable fuels for transport.

In this way, the project plans to launch the first renewable hydrogen fueling station in the Canary Islands, which will supply a small fleet of plug-in hybrid-hydrogen vehicles used for maintenance of renewable installations. The involvement of the Cabildo de Tenerife as an associate participant in the project is essential to allow capitalizing and adapting the results of the project to the needs of the public authorities that manage the local transport networks.

The project coordinator, Dr. Pau Farràs from NUI Galway, explains that "SEAFUEL consortium and the new partners will mark a before and after in the perception and use of clean fuels in the Canary Islands. We are convinced that the islands can show the way for a transition towards a low carbon economy".

This coincides with a time when Spain is preparing for the development of its Renewable Hydrogen Roadmap, the development of which is necessary to achieve the objectives set out in the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan, improving Spain's competitiveness in the European and global context, and allowing climate neutrality to be achieved at a time when the climate emergency has been declared.

SEAFUEL has a consortium of 10 partners from the 5 Atlantic countries and a total budget of 3.5 million euros until the end of 2020.

Source: SEAFUEL project

 

Published on: 2020-07-28


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