is part of the dynamic Vallée Hydrogène Grand Ouest (VHyGO) whose ambition is to build the 1
supraregional infrastructure for the production and distribution of green hydrogen in the Great West, to decarbonize industry and transport
Nantes (France), February 16, 2023 – 7:30 a.m. –
It is in Morbihan, in Buléon, that Lhyfe (EURONEXT: LHYFE), one of the world pioneers in the production of green and renewable hydrogen to decarbonize industry and mobility, obtained the building permit for its second green and renewable hydrogen production site.
which should enter service on 2
half of 2023, will mainly supply regional mobility and the industrial processes of regional companies. Lorient Agglomeration has already defined its green hydrogen needs and will be the 1
Breton territory to benefit from the hydrogen produced on this site.
is part of the VHyGO project, supported by ADEME.
Lhyfe begins large-scale deployment
Lhyfe is entering a new stage in its development with the announcement of the launch of the construction of its second green and renewable hydrogen production site, in Brittany.
This marks the beginning of a long series of deployments for Lhyfe, which aims to have more than 3 GW of installed capacity by 2030.
Green and renewable hydrogen produced from local resources, available in 2
semester 2023 in Brittany
In Buléon, in Morbihan, Lhyfe will produce green and renewable hydrogen by electrolysis of water, which is therefore completely carbon-free, from resources and energies located nearby, for local uses.
To launch this project, Lhyfe has identified land of approximately 6,800 m
adjacent to a wind farm. The building permit obtained, the civil engineering work will now begin – with a first shovel to be given at the end of February – for commissioning scheduled for 2
will be able to produce up to 2 tons of green and renewable hydrogen per day (5 MW).
Its central location will allow Lhyfe to supply its customers in almost all of Brittany – within a radius of around 150 km – in a short circuit logic.
Decarbonizing mobility and industry and developing a regional project around hydrogen in Brittany
Through the dynamic Vallée Hydrogène Grand Ouest (VHyGO), supported by public and private players in the region,
will supply 2 refueling stations operated by HyGO in Lorient Agglomeration: one at the Lorient bus depot and the other, open to the public, on the Left Bank of Scorff, which will be used for maritime purposes. Eventually, 19 buses and 2 passenger transport boats (transrade) could be powered by this clean, local energy in the Lorient conurbation. These hydrogen transrades will be a first on French territory. Lorient Agglomeration is actively participating in the ecological transition, by renewing its fleet of public transport vehicles with the aim of having a fleet made up entirely of clean vehicles by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 with a migration of buses (80% of the fleet with BioNGV engines and 20% with renewable hydrogen engines) and ships (arrival of hydrogen-powered water buses).
Beyond the decarbonization of uses, this project includes a strong territorial dimension as it participates in the construction of an industrial sector around hydrogen:
development of land uses as well as maritime and industrial applications of hydrogen,
development of the training offer on the territory (diploma in energy, electrical and hydrogen engineering by the University of South Brittany (UBS),
increasing the skills of many companies on hydrogen (construction, operation and maintenance of hydrogen infrastructures, as well as vehicles and boats in particular),
provision of clean energy through the development of public hydrogen distribution stations in Brittany.
Pierre Bouédo, Mayor of Buléon
“We are proud to welcome the 1
green and renewable hydrogen production site in Brittany in the town of Buléon. We are all the more so since green and renewable hydrogen is just beginning to be deployed in France and around the world. The central location of Buléon will enable the entire region to gain energy autonomy and to pursue the necessary transition that our constituents expect of us. »
Fabrice LOHER, President of Lorient Agglomeration and Mayor of Lorient
“In 2023, Lorient Agglomeration is accelerating its ecological and energy transition, based on decarbonizing its land and maritime transport. This transition is a necessity to achieve energy sobriety, even sovereignty, of our territory. This year corresponds to the concretization of the deployment of an integrated local renewable hydrogen sector ranging from production to uses, including research & development, innovation and training. The different bricks of this new strategic sector are being put in place. Next autumn, the first seven hydrogen buses will be in circulation and will be refueled by the Buléon hydrogen production unit. At the same time, the national higher engineering school of South Brittany (ENSIBS) is opening a first engineering degree in France “Energy, hydrogen” in apprenticeship at the start of the school year to better align the training offer in the territory with the future needs of companies in the energy sector. By encouraging innovation and relying on the structuring of new strategic sectors such as renewable hydrogen, Lorient Agglomeration is strengthening its position as a major economic player in Brittany”.
Maud Augeai, Regional Development Director France at Lhyfe:
“The Vallée Hydrogène Grand Ouest (VHyGO) project, which aims to democratize access to green and renewable hydrogen in the Grand-Ouest, is a tremendous vector of acceleration for the sector. We are committed to participating, with our public and private partners, in the construction of an industrial sector around hydrogen in Morbihan and, more broadly, in Brittany. Green and renewable hydrogen is now a reality. Many ecosystems are structured on the national and European territory, in which Lhyfe actively participates”.
is part of the Vallée Hydrogène Grand Ouest (VHyGO) project, it has benefited – within this framework – from part of the funds allocated to the project partners.
The consortium made up of the companies HyGO, GNVert and Lhyfe has been designated by the Lorient conurbation as the recipient of a Global Performance Market for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of two green and renewable hydrogen refueling stations.
will ensure the supply of green and renewable hydrogen for a period of
Finally, in the continuity of its logic of short circuit, Lhyfe contracts – as soon as possible – local companies, as for example with the Breton group Ovalt for the realization of its “control rooms” (security operations centers ).
Lhyfe is a European group dedicated to the energy transition, producer and supplier of green and renewable hydrogen. Its production sites and its portfolio of projects aim to provide access to green and renewable hydrogen in industrial quantities, and to enter into a virtuous energy model allowing the decarbonization of entire sectors of industry and mobility.
In 2021, Lhyfe inaugurated the 1
industrial site for the production of green hydrogen in the world in direct connection with a wind farm. In 2022, Lhyfe inaugurated the 1
pilot platform for the production of green hydrogen at sea in the world.
Lhyfe is present in 11 European countries and had 150 employees at the end of 2022. The company is listed on the Euronext market in Paris (ISIN: FR0014009YQ1 – mnemo: LHYFE).
More information on Lhyfe.com
About the Vallée Hydrogène Grand Ouest (VHyGO) project
Launched in 2020, the VHyGO dynamic brings together public and private actors coordinated by Lhyfe. Their ambition is to build the first supraregional infrastructure for the production and distribution of green hydrogen in France, in the Great West, to reduce the carbon footprint there by 50,000 t of CO2 in the long term. VHyGO aims to deploy 5 production sites for a volume of approximately 10 tons / day in the long term and 15 hydrogen distribution stations in the regions of Brittany, Normandy and Pays de la Loire. VHyGO was selected by ADEME as part of its calls for projects “Territorial Hydrogen Ecosystems”.
About Lorient Agglomeration
The Lorient Agglomeration territory project approved in 2021 affirms its ambition to contribute locally to carbon-free autonomy and to become an exemplary territory in terms of ecological and energy transition. The Lorient Agglomeration hydrogen plan aims to create an integrated green hydrogen sector by drawing on the strengths of the territory through the production of renewable hydrogen within 100 km of distribution stations, land and maritime uses, partnerships with local research centers (University of South Brittany for example) to help develop technology and roll out local training (engineering training in energy, electricity and hydrogen engineering at ENSIBS in Lorient in progress validation by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur), as well as industrial development based in particular on the ability of companies to innovate.
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