Gasnam (Iberian association of natural gas and renewable natural gas for mobility) has launched a new working group on hydrogen that will be coordinated by Spanish energy company Redexis. Specifically, this group will actively work to promote the implementation of hydrogen as road and marine fuel, focused on a decarbonized and emission-free transport model.
Gasnam announced this work group during an event attended by the head of the area of Sustainable Industrial Development of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness María Luz Peláez, who stressed that hydrogen “can help Spain reach the European reduction targets of CO2 since it allows the decarbonization of those sectors forced to reduce their emissions, such as transport.”
Moreover, the Secretary General of Gasnam Eugenia Sillero said that natural gas and hydrogen “have similarities and synergies in terms of their supply, storage and use in the vehicle, so it is essential to move forward in this energy transition together with both technologies.”
Hydrogen can be injected through current pipelines that deliver natural gas to be used as fuel in natural gas vehicles that are already available in the market. However, at present, hydrogen as an automotive energy vector has its main application through fuel cells, which allow generating electricity in the vehicle itself efficiently, reliably and with water as the only emission.