Construction of Spanish Pilot Hydrogen Production Plant Launched
Spain has officially launched the construction of a pilot hydrogen production plant for industrial needs as part of the public-private project Hydrogen Hub Asturias (H2Asturias) led by global steelmaker ArcelorMittal.

The facility, called GasLab, will be built on the territory of the ArcelorMittal plant in Gijon, and it is said that the plant will have a capacity of 1.2 MW.

In addition, the unit will process all types of industrial gases, which expands the range of research that will be conducted on hydrogen recovery processes.

The total budget of the project is €6.6 million, of which €4.7 million will be provided by the state. Construction is scheduled to be completed in three years.

Borja Sanchez, Minister of Science and Business of Spain explained: “The pilot plant is of strategic importance for the decarbonization and transformation of Asturias industry and is the first tangible step in the use of green hydrogen in industrial processes.

“GasLab will be able to test and accelerate technologies in industry, making this facility unique in Spain and the world.”

As well as ArcelorMittal, the H2Asturias consortium includes Idesa, Iturcemi, Magna Dea, H2Vector Energy Technologies, the University of Oviedo, the Idonial Foundation, and the Carbon Science and Technology Institute.