The France-based multinational has opened a Sheffield office to identify opportunities to deploy production facilities to support businesses and organisations in the drive to net zero.
Lhyfe chose Sheffield for expansion due to its “exceptional supply chain potential and strong industry connections, as well as ongoing world-leading hydrogen research.”
The company, which already has a base in Newcastle, is actively exploring various production sites and partnerships nationwide.The new Sheffield office in the Wizu Workspace in the city centre will be headed up by renewable energy expert, Stuart Sinclair.
Companies and sectors looking to decarbonise their operations are encouraged to contact Lhyfe to discuss opportunities to collaborate. Lhyfe is also keen to establish links across academia with high-profile hydrogen fuel switching research projects underway at the University of Sheffield.
The gas can support the deep decarbonisation of the UK economy, particularly in hard-to-abate sectors such as heavy industry, including steelmaking, and transport. The UK Government has doubled its low-carbon hydrogen production target from 5 GW to 10 GW by 2030, with at least half of this coming from green hydrogen.
Stuart Sinclair, Offshore Deployment UK and Ireland at Lhyfe, said: “At Lhyfe, we are already demonstrating that green hydrogen is now a reality and a key driver of the clean energy transition. Sheffield is at the epicentre of the development of the UK’s hydrogen economy and we look forward to playing our part in its growth. The city boasts exceptional supply chain potential and strong industry connections, as well as ongoing world-leading hydrogen research and development. We’re excited to offer our expertise to potential partners and fast-track the shift toward a sustainable future.”
Colin Brown, UK and Ireland Country Manager of Lhyfe, said: “Renewable green hydrogen production offers significant decarbonisation options for a range of organisations, and there is extraordinary potential in Sheffield. This new office is in line with our ambitious UK deployment plans and we felt it was the right time to establish a base here. I firmly believe creating regional green hydrogen eco-systems should allow everyone to benefit, in a way that is open to all while ensuring regional economies of scale.”
Read the article online at: https://www.globalhydrogenreview.com/hydrogen/16112023/lhyfe-establishes-sheffield-base-in-uk-expansion/
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