Air Liquide and TotalEnergies are working together to convert TotalEnergies’ Grandpuits site into a biorefinery producing renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.
Air Liquide will invest more than 130 million euros in the building and operation of a new hydrogen production unit. Air Liquide will construct and operate a new hydrogen production plant with an annual capacity of more than 20,000 tonnes at the Grandpuits facility.
This unit will utilise biogas from TotalEnergies’ biorefinery and will be equipped with Air Liquide’s Cryocap carbon capture technology. This will allow for the capture of about 110,000 tonnes of CO2 per year for reuse in agri-food and industrial uses, decreasing the site’s carbon impact. In comparison to current procedures, these advances will save 150,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.
The hydrogen produced by the unit will be used to make sustainable aviation fuel at TotalEnergies’ biorefinery. This hydrogen could potentially be used to assist sustainable mobility in the region of Ile-de-France.