Air Liquide receives support from the French State to launch its Air Liquide Normand’Hy large scale renewable hydrogen production project.
The Air Liquide large-scale renewable hydrogen production by electrolysis project applied to the Hydrogen Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI Hydrogen) program, with a requested financial support of €190 million. The support is still subject to final validation by the European Commission.
This project will significantly contribute to creating a French and European low-carbon hydrogen sector and to the decarbonisation of the Normandy industrial basin. It will also contribute to heavy-duty hydrogen mobility in this important industrial area.
Air Liquide Normand’Hy, with a capacity of 200 MW in the first phase, will be located in Port-Jérôme, Normandy. It will be one of the first electrolysers of this size in operation in the world to decarbonise industry and mobility. It is planned to be commissioned in 2025. It will use Siemens Energy’s Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology and will be built in the framework of the partnership announced between Air Liquide and Siemens Energy in February 2021.
Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of the Air Liquide Group, said, “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.”