The Guiana Space Center (CSG) is the driving force behind the Hyguane project, which intends to create 130 tons of green hydrogen annually in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNES).
Guyana Hydrogen with Environmental Neutrality, the project’s full name, also involves Air Liquide, SARA, MT-Aerospace, Be.Blue, the University of Guyana, and the University of Liège. Its goal is to transition away from gray hydrogen and toward green spaceflight. As a result, green hydrogen created by electrolysis with renewable electricity from solar panels will be used to power the Ariane 6 rocket.
The Guiana Space Center will house solar fields and electrolysis equipment inside its wall. Green hydrogen will be liquefied for the demands of Ariane rockets. However for terrain movement, it will be employed in gaseous form. Buses and other vehicles that can be retrofitted to run on hydrogen could be powered by hydrogen produced in Kourou.
The initiative can also result in the establishment of a Hydrogen Competence Center in Guyana with the goal of fostering the growth of the regional industry. The funds provided by France Relance is necessary for the implementation of Hyguane.