An Iberostar property is set to become world’s first hotel to run on green hydrogen

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Published on 29/09/23 - Updated on 29/09/23

Iberostar Bahía de Palma

The Iberostar Group has reached a deal with Redexis to implement a fuel cell system that consumes green hydrogen in its Bahía de Palma property. The move is part of the group’s decarbonisation roadmap to carbon neutrality by 2030.

The Iberostar Bahía de Palma hotel will see a green hydrogen-based cogeneration fuel cell installed on its premises. With an estimated annual consumption of at least 10 tonnes of green hydrogen, the fuel cell alone will produce enough energy to supply over 70% of the hotel's thermal consumption and part of its electricity needs.

Redexis is an end-to-end energy infrastructure company, which is participating in the European grant-funded Green Hysland project. As part of the project, it is building the first hydrogen pipeline in Spain that will transport 100% green hydrogen, as well as carrying out the first injection of green hydrogen into a natural gas distribution network in Spain.

Green hydrogen is a clean energy produced from water and renewable energies, which involves the decomposition of water molecules (H2O) into oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2).

We are looking at a landmark worldwide milestone, one contributing efficient and advanced decarbonisation solutions to tourism, which is a key sector for the Spanish economy. The Iberostar Group has been fully committed to sustainability through innovative solutions for its hotels, in this case through renewable hydrogen, which Redexis is firmly committed to. We believe that partnerships such as these will prove to be essential in transforming decarbonisation and real technological progress into a reality of new energy vectors in the short term.

Fidel López Soria, CEO of Redexis

This innovative approach illustrates our commitment to gradually extend the use of clean energy across all our hotels worldwide and lead the energy transition in the tourism sector. The Iberostar Group is moving towards achieving carbon neutrality in our operations by 2030, in keeping with our commitment to promote a responsible tourism model.

Gloria Fluxà, Vice-President & Chief Sustainability Officer of the Iberostar Group

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