The H2Heat project, in collaboration with the Canary Islands Ocean Platform (PLOCAN), aims to harness the power of offshore wind energy to produce green hydrogen as a sustainable fuel source.

H2HEAT project, starting in September, 2023. is set to revolutionise the way we generate and utilise energy by converting heat into the commercial building’s heating and hot water systems, for example in one of the hospitals in Gran Canaria. This may reduce CO2 emissions by over fifty percent, significantly contributing to their sustainability goals.

Zero Net Emissions 2030 Health Strategy

This initiative is taking place at the Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular Materno Infantil, where the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) is actively involved. As part of their Zero Net Emissions 2030 Health Strategy, the SCS has joined forces with PLOCAN to create a unique system that generates green hydrogen for use within the hospital.

Beyond its environmental impact, the H2HEAT project is committed to establishing a complete manufacturing and supply chain, creating replicable models for hydrogen commercialization, and boosting the local economy.

Renewable Offshore Wind Energy

To achieve their goals, H2Heat will utilise renewable offshore wind energy through the ELICAN project, a five-megawatt wind turbine developed by Esteyco and supported by EU funding.
The hydrogen production plant will employ a state-of-the-art one-megawatt electrolyser, replacing conventional fuel sources at the hospital complex.

This process will combine advanced technology burners with a heat pump to maximize the utilization of renewable energy sources. With this innovative approach, the project aims to provide more than fifty percent of the hospital’s required heat using green energy. This may harness offshore energy generation, particularly through the production of green hydrogen, to decarbonize SCS facilities.

Horizon Europe Project

The project is led by PLOCAN and involves a collaboration of eleven partners (including Esteyco, 2G, CMC, the Government of the Canary Islands, and the SCS), but also welcomes international companies such as Neodyne and Icorsa from Ireland, Stargate from Estonia, SPLP from Ukraine, and EMEC from Great Britain.

The grant agreement signed with the European Commission, through the Horizon Europe programme, signed by the Canary Islands Ocean Platform (PLOCAN) as project leader, will receive funding of 10,655,475 euros out of a total budget of 13,062,375 euros, for a period of 5 years.

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