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TotalEnergies and Air Liquide to collaborate on green hydrogen production

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Global Hydrogen Review,


TotalEnergies and Air Liquide have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the long-term supply of green and low-carbon hydrogen to the TotalEnergies refining and petrochemical platform in Normandy, France. The project will contribute to the decarbonisation of the Gonfrevillle site, reducing its CO2 emissions by up to 150 000 tpy.

This cooperation between Air Liquide and TotalEnergies is aligned with the two companies’ shared commitment to contributing to decarbonise industrial operations in the Axe Seine corridor.

The project calls for the supply of 10 000 tpy of green hydrogen to the TotalEnergies platform in Normandy and up to 5000 tpy of low-carbon hydrogen starting from 2H26. It is comprised of two integrated parts:

The production of green and low-carbon hydrogen by the Normand’hy electrolyser, which will be built and operated by Air Liquide, with a total electrical capacity of 200 MW. TotalEnergies will have access to half of this production capacity, corresponding to the amount of hydrogen supplied to its refinery.

TotalEnergies will supply around 700 GWh/yr of renewable and low-carbon power to the Air Liquide electrolyser for half of its capacity, i.e. 100 MW, corresponding to the share of hydrogen delivered to the TotalEnergies refinery in Normandy.

"This partnership with Air Liquide is a new step in TotalEnergies' ambition to decarbonise the hydrogen used by its refineries in Europe by 2030. By supplying the electrolyser with renewable electricity from solar and wind projects, TotalEnergies is making the most of its positioning as an integrated power supplier," said Bernard Pinatel, President Refining and Chemicals.

Pascal Vinet, Executive Vice President and a member of Air Liquide’s Executive Committee, supervising notably Europe Industries activities, said: “This MoU with TotalEnergies illustrates our ability to offer concrete decarbonisation solutions to our customers. Air Liquide Normand’Hy will contribute to the decarbonisation trajectory of our assets; it is also in line with our commitment to accompany the industry and mobility sectors in their path to reducing their carbon footprint. Our collaboration with TotalEnergies also strengthens hydrogen development in Normandy. Supported by the French State and the EU, the Air Liquide Normand’Hy project confirms our commitment to develop renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production by electrolysis technology at industrial scale.”

Read the article online at: https://www.globalhydrogenreview.com/hydrogen/14092023/totalenergies-and-air-liquide-to-collaborate-on-green-hydrogen-production/

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