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pHYnix announces its second 70MW renewable hydrogen production project, Barataria

 pHYnix, an independent producer of renewable hydrogen, held this morning in Alcázar de San Juan, the act of laying the first stone of its renewable hydrogen production plant Vitale, with an electrolyzer power of 10MW. This event marks the beginning of the construction of the factory, since the local authorities have already granted the relevant building permit. The plant will enter into operation in early 2024.

The President of the Junta de Castilla La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page has presided over the event together with the Mayor of Alcázar de San Juan, Rosa Melchor, and have been accompanied by the Minister of Sustainable Development of the JCCM, José Luis Escudero, the Minister of Economy, Business and Employment, Patricia Franco, and the President of the Diputación de Ciudad Real, José Luis Caballero.

Emiliano García – Page wanted to highlight how "today we are doing something that will transcend for the next generations" and pointed out that projects like Vitale's are presented as opportunities for the present and for the future. "In the face of so much uncertainty, we are being protagonists of something important for today and tomorrow."

For his part, pHYnix President Jean-Pierre Riche has announced the company's second renewable hydrogen production project ready for construction within a year. Under the name of Barataria, this 70MW project, in the process of processing permits, multiplies by seven the power of Vitale and will produce 10,250 tons of hydrogen per year from 2025.

Riche thanked the authorities of Castilla La Mancha, Ciudad Real and Alcázar de San Juan, "the firm commitment since 2017 to renewable hydrogen as an energy vector for the transition towards a more sustainable economy. It is exciting to take firm steps, like today's, to see how Vitale and Barataria, with their almost 12,000 tonnes of joint annual production, will enable the decarbonisation of local industry, heavy transport and mobility, as well as the export of renewable gas to the European market through injection into the gas grid."

Likewise, Jean-Pierre Riche, has assured that "pHYnix makes this path towards decarbonization a reality thanks not only to the construction of both plants, but also to the agreements signed with various companies for the distribution of renewable gas."

Vitale, pioneering 10MW project.

pHYnix already has a building license from the City Council of Alcázar de San Juan to begin the construction of its first centralized renewable hydrogen plant. From 2024 onwards, Vitale will progressively produce 4.13 tons of renewable hydrogen per day, 1,450 tons per year. The renewable gas produced will supply zero emissions fuel to the local industry, logistics, freight transport and mobility of the Community of Madrid as well as other users through the natural gas network

In this sense, Vitale is a pioneering project in the injection of hydrogen into the natural gas network according to the percentages currently allowed. In this way, pHYnix takes an important step in its vision of producing renewable hydrogen at a competitive price in the Iberian Peninsula for supply to the European market. 

Barataria, a project that will eliminate 126,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Barataria is the second plant to be built by pHYnix in Alcázar de San Juan. With a capacity of 70MW and a production volume of 10,250 tons of renewable hydrogen per year

The joint production of Vitale and Barataria, 12,000 tons/year, will avoid 144,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year, equivalent to the capture corresponding to 4,500 hectares of forest.

The construction and commissioning of both plants will mean for the town of Alcázar de San Juan a boost to the generation of employment estimated at 500 direct, indirect and induced jobs, economic dynamism by hiring local companies for certain services and the contribution to compliance with the objectives of the European Union to reduce emissions by 2050.

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