Following two sites in Pays de la Loire (Bouin, Vendée), France, and in Brittany (Buléon, Morbihan), also in France, Lhyfe’s third production site will be in Occitanie.
The Lhyfe Occitanie site is funded 80% by Lhyfe and 20% by AREC Occitanie.
The plant will be located in the Triangle business park in Bessières, 40 km from Toulouse, on approximately 8000 m2 of land.
The construction works have just commenced and commissioning is due in December 2023.
The Lhyfe Occitanie site will have the capacity to produce 2 tpd of green and renewable hydrogen (equivalent to a generating capacity of 5 MW), with the possibility to ramp up production to meet growth in hydrogen uses and needs in the region.
This project was selected in late 2021 by the Occitanie Region as part of the Occitanie H2 Corridor scheme. The financing agreement for the project was signed with the Occitanie Region in November 2022. Occitanie is providing €5.9 million to support the site’s creation, including €4.1 million as a repayable advance and €1.89 million in grants.
The Occitanie H2 Corridor is part of the North–South European hydrogen corridor project, which aims to decarbonise goods and passenger transport on an axis running between the Mediterranean and the North Sea.
In accordance with the aims of the Occitanie H2 Corridor project led by the Region of Occitanie, this site will help to decarbonise these transport modes by supplying green and renewable hydrogen to trucks, coaches and other fuel cell vehicles, on the Albi–Toulouse route in particular.
The aim of the region for the Occitanie H2 Corridor is to have two renewable hydrogen production facilities by the end of 2024, representing a total of 6 tpd of output to start, seven hydrogen fuel stations (delivering 600 – 1200 kg/d), 40 hydrogen-powered trucks, 62 refrigerated trailers/units, and 15 regional interurban buses retrofit to run on hydrogen.
Lhyfe Occitanie could also deliver the various refuelling stations that will be created in the region.
In addition, thanks to its scalable production capacity, this site will also meet the green and renewable hydrogen needs of industry (e.g. aeronautics, equipment manufacturing), transport/logistics providers and local authorities in the area wishing to decarbonise their mobility and/or processes.
Lhyfe Occitanie promotes a short supply chain logic with energy produced and consumed locally, and can deliver its hydrogen within a radius of 200 km.
Read the article online at: https://www.globalhydrogenreview.com/hydrogen/19042023/construction-of-lhyfes-third-green-hydrogen-production-site-is-underway/
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