Electrolyzers, News Lhyfe secures funding for 100MW green hydrogen production plant in France




Lhyfe has received confirmation from the French government of financial support in the form of a grant of up to €149 million for the construction of a green hydrogen production plant with an installed electrolysis capacity of 100 MW near Le Havre. The production site, to be located in Gonfreville-l’Orcher, is scheduled to be operational by 2028.


With this project, Lhyfe intends to produce up to 34 tonnes of green hydrogen per day near the Grand Canal du Havre, one of Europe’s largest industrial port areas.


The site is close to the Yara plant in Le Havre, whose decarbonization roadmap includes the use of green hydrogen.


Yara is interested in and supports Lhyfe’s project and will explore with Lhyfe all possible collaborations to decarbonise its industrial process.


Matthieu Guesné, Founder and CEO of Lhyfe said: “We are honoured by the government’s significant support for Lhyfe’s project to build the future green hydrogen production site at Gonfreville-L’Orcher, which is a concrete expression of the decarbonisation policy France has been pursuing for several years.


“This announcement is a mark of confidence in Lhyfe and its expertise, and a true recognition of the work accomplished. This project meets the challenges of the industrial port zone of Le Havre: a 100 MW site, capable of producing up to 34 tonnes of decarbonated hydrogen per day. It is towards this greener horizon that this plant is leading us. The region’s needs are present and massive, and we can meet them right now with a clean, mature and appropriate technology.”


This project has been selected by the French government as part of the third wave of the IPCEI hydrogen program approved by the European Commission.


Implementation of this project is subject to the granting of operating authorisations, construction permits as well as final financial investment decisions by Lhyfe and its main partners.



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