Global renewable green hydrogen pioneer Lhyfe has launched its first UK operation with the aim of large-scale decarbonisation.
The France-based multinational is building UK subsidiary and team in North East England to identify opportunities to deploy production facilities to support the country’s net zero ambitions.
In 2021, Lhyfe inaugurated the world’s first plant supplying renewable green hydrogen produced using wind power to customers in western France.
The company is developing more than 90 innovative projects across Europe. The UK entry is the latest step in its drive toward carbon reduction.
Lhyfe already has subsidiaries in Germany (opening in 2020), Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden (2021), and Spain (2022).
The company, which will inaugurate the world’s first offshore hydrogen production demonstrator in Saint-Nazaire in September 2022, aims to produce hydrogen on a massive scale at sea. The UK’s huge offshore wind potential, particularly in the North Sea, is a major asset for the company.
Colin Brown, UK country manager of Lhyfe, said, “The UK can become a global leader in the production of green hydrogen, moving away from our reliance on fossil fuels, improving energy security, contributing to net zero and helping drive the economy.”
Matthieu Guesné, CEO and founder of Lhyfe, said, “The speed with which this deployment is taking place – this is our sixth European subsidiary in two years – confirms the growing enthusiasm of European countries for renewable hydrogen, while our position as leader naturally amplifies the interest for Lhyfe.”