Xebec Adsorption’s wholly owned subsidiary HyGear, has signed a Gas-as-a-Service (GaaS) contract with Saint-Gobain Glass for a 15-year term.
Saint-Gobain Glass, a float glass manufacturer, will be supplied with hydrogen for its production facility in Eggborough, United Kingdom.
“The cornerstone of our hydrogen supply strategy is to satisfy the existing and evolving needs for industrial hydrogen, while also facilitating the upcoming demand for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). We are excited to be announcing the construction of our first Decentralized Hydrogen Production Hub in the UK because these hubs will initially serve our industrial customers such as Saint-Gobain, and gradually start supplying hydrogen vehicle filling stations. This layered approach will allow us to support the roll-out of refueling stations in an economically viable way as the broader hydrogen economy forms in the next decades.”Marinus van Driel, president of Xebec Europe.
The company is developing regional strategies worldwide in which on-site Gas-as-a-Service equipment produces the base-load supply and peak demand is supported by Decentralized Production Hubs near end users. As a result of this combined production strategy, it is expected that customers will have access to the most cost-effective and lowest emission hydrogen available.