Genvia signs hydrogen agreements in steel and cement sectors

Genvia to work on pilot hydrogen projects to scale technologies and accelerate the decarbonisation in various industries.

Genvia has signed pilot project agreements with industrial leaders on the pathway to net zero in the cement and steel industries.

The pilot projects are:

  • Genvia and ArcelorMittal Méditerranée (a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal) have agreed on a pilot project to substitute current hydrogen use and support the decarbonisation of high-performance electric steel production intended for the electric vehicle industry.
  • Genvia and Ugitech (part of Swiss Steel Group) have agreed on a pilot project to demonstrate the technical relevance of hydrogen as a clean fuel for a reheating furnace that can replace natural gas and the economic efficiency of Genvia’s technology.
  • Genvia, Vicat (a cement production group) Hynamics (a low-carbon and renewable hydrogen solutions subsidiary of EDF group), and EDF have agreed on a pilot project focused on optimising Genvia’s technology for industrial applications in the cement sector.

The agreements will help Genvia scale up the next generation of electrolyser technology to produce clean hydrogen without CO2 emissions, accelerating the decarbonisation of multiple industrial sectors. The projects are expected to produce hydrogen in range of 200 kg to 600 kg per day.

Genvia is a Clean Hydrogen Technology Venture established to help decarbonisation by accelerating affordable clean hydrogen production, energy storage and fuel applications at scale. The company is supported by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Schlumberger New Energy, VINCI Construction, Vicat Group and the Occitanie Region.

French President Emmanuel Macron also visited the Schlumberger and Genvia facility on November 16th and praised the joint public-private partnership, and reiterated his commitment and ambition for the hydrogen economy.

Ashok Belani, executive VP at Schlumberger New Energy, said, “Genvia will accelerate the large-scale adoption of clean hydrogen through its demonstrator projects in different industries.”

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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