The hydrogen production project, dubbed Air Liquide Normand’Hy, will incorporate 200MW of electrolyser technology in order to significantly contribute to the low-carbon hydrogen sector in both France and Europe.

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The hydrogen produced here could be utilised as a fuel for heavy-duty mobility solutions providing an avenue to scale the zero-emission mobility sector.

The electrolyser system will also be supplied by Siemen’s with a partnership revealed early last year.

Benoît Potier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Air Liquide, said, I welcome the French State’s commitment to Air Liquide Normand’Hy. This support will allow the realisation of a major and innovative large-scale renewable hydrogen production project.

“It will also contribute to the creation of a competitive European hydrogen sector, which we want to spearhead with our partner Siemens Energy. Air Liquide Normand’Hy is at the heart of a vast ecosystem whose ambition is to decarbonise the Normandy industrial basin, notably by giving access to a low-carbon hydrogen network to major industrial companies such as TotalEnergies, but also by contributing to the development of low-carbon heavy duty mobility on the Axe Seine.

“The creation of that ecosystem with our partners demonstrates the will and the capacity of industrial companies to bring concrete solutions to the fight against global warming. This is in line with our Sustainable Development strategy, which aims not only at reducing our emissions but also at providing a range of solutions to decarbonise the industry.”

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