Portugal’s access to plentiful and cheap renewable energy will allow it to become Europe’s biggest producer of green hydrogen, environment minister João Pedro Matos told a committee of the country’s parliament on Tuesday. Matos announced the government’s intention to launch a project to produce green hydrogen and other renewable gases at the port of Sines during a budget legislation hearing. The plan involves building a 1GW solar PV plant to power electrolysers to produce hydrogen to supply local energy-intensive industries or exported via Sines’ deep-sea port. “Since we achieved a price of €14,76/MWh in the last solar energy auction Portugal is now in a position to be the biggest producer of green hydrogen in the EU from the point of view of energy costs,” the minister said.
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