The Basque Government, through Spri Group, in collaboration with the two main energy companies in the Basque Country, Iberdrola and Petronor, and the support of the 16 industrial clusters, is promoting an industrial "super cluster" that aims to accelerate the path to net zero emissions in the Basque Country, fostering energy supply decarbonization and energy efficiency in the industrial sectors and creating market opportunities based on the scale-up of the new technologies and innovative services.
With almost 80% of the global economy committed today to achieving net-zero emissions, action is urgently needed to meet this ambitious target. Net-Zero Basque Industrial Super Cluster aims to speed up processes and achieve this goal, by focusing first on the decarbonisation of energy supply and energy efficiency in the Basque industrial sector.
The initiative will have a positive impact on the creation of qualified jobs in new technologies for the deployment of innovative solutions and will be key in improving the competitiveness of Basque industry.
The initiative will also create market opportunities based on the scale-up of new technologies and innovative services.
Petronor-Repsol is committed to the decarbonization of the economy through its own processes and products (commitment to reach net zero before 2050), with the production and use of decarbonized fuels, such as synthetic fuels, advanced biofuels and renewable hydrogen and electricity, promoting the circular economy and based on technological neutrality and competitiveness.
Iberdrola is committed to decarbonizing the economy through greater electrification and the use of decarbonized fuels, such as green hydrogen, where electrification is not possible or not yet competitive enough.
Business opportunities based on new technologies and innovative services that foster transition to net-zero,
Development of initiatives and projects that drive investment
Best practices for industries with lower emissions
Systemic Efficiency and Circularity, Direct Electrification and Renewable Heat, Hydrogen and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS).
Last trends within transition to net-zero emissions
Support and strategy to foster the transition of Basque Industry
In following phases, this dynamic will be extended to other industries with lower levels of emissions, offering good practices to other industrial clusters.
"It is a great opportunity to accelerate the path towards zero emissions by generating synergies, sharing risks and attracting investment"
“Iberdrola, as one of the key industrial partners, is committed to the decarbonization of the economy through greater electrification and the use of decarbonized fuels, such as green hydrogen, where electrification is not possible or uncompetitive.”
“Petronor-Repsol, as one of the key industrial partners, is committed to the decarbonisation of the economy through its own processes and products (commitment to be net zero to 2050), with the production and use of decarbonized fuels, such as synthetic fuels, advanced biofuels and renewable hydrogen and electricity, boosting circular economy and based on technological neutrality and competitiveness”.
Development of a hydrogen ecosystem in the Basque Country that allows the development of specific projects and actions, with a public-private collaboration strategy, to advance in the decarbonisation of the energy, mobility, and different industrial sectors. More information
Tool for modelling regional Energy systems, especially focused on characterizing measures and solutions to decarbonize energy consumptions in industrial sectors and processes. Go to the video
Through one of the 16 industrial clusters in the Basque Country.
In further phases, the initiative contemplates the identification of specific support mechanisms to support the decarbonization of the industry.