Spain's Repsol and Portugal's EDP have signed an agreement to jointly develop renewable hydrogen projects in the two countries.
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The companies plan to develop projects in Asturias and the Basque Country in Spain, and Sines in Portugal, they said in a statement Oct. 14.
"This agreement will bring together the complementary capabilities of two major companies to accelerate the decarbonization of the Spanish and Portuguese economies," Repsol CEO Josu Jon Imaz said in the statement.
"The synergies and the will to create value in the production and commercialization of renewable hydrogen will help to develop an emerging market that still has technological and regulatory challenges."
EDP is heading the Abono project in Spain to create a hydrogen valley in Asturias, while Repsol is leading a project in the Basque Country to develop a hydrogen corridor there.
In Portugal, the two companies plan to partner on renewable hydrogen production taking advantage of Repsol's existing operations in Sines as a potential user of the renewable gas, with EDP an energy supplier.
Repsol said in a hydrogen strategy statement released Oct. 14 it would commit Eur2.55 billion ($2.96 billion) to renewable hydrogen projects by 2030.
The company aims to install 1.9 GW of renewable hydrogen by that date and plans to install 552 MW of capacity by 2025.