Lhyfe a French pioneer and pure player in renewable green hydrogen for transportation and industrial applications, has announced that it and the Swedish municipality of Härjedalen will explore the conditions for the production of renewable hydrogen gas in Härjedalen.
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Lhyfe inaugurated its first renewable green hydrogen industrial production site in France in the second half of 2021.
As of September 2022, the company has a commercial pipeline around Europe, including Sweden, representing a total production capacity of 9.8 GW by 2030.
Starting in November 2022, the duo aims to present the results of a feasibility analysis early next year.
We currently have two wind farms, one built and one under construction, in the southeastern part of the municipality. This, combined with the proximity of the Inlandsbanan railway, means that we believe we have a good opportunity for hydrogen production in the municipality. It is a political priority to do what we can to take advantage of the development opportunities arising from the green industrialization now taking place in the country. It, therefore, feels very good to have initiated a collaboration with Lhyfe to further this ambition, commented LG Nordlander, Chairman of the municipal council (S).
Located in central mid-Sweden, a plant producing local green and renewable hydrogen in Härjedalen could interact with the local electricity surplus from wind and hydropower and relieve the main electricity grid.
Härjedalen has really good conditions. Good connections to the Inlandsbanan and activities linked to the wonderful nature, summer as well as winter. The region is also really well placed from an energy perspective, said Jens Marquardt, Project Developer at Lhyfe Sweden.
Production of hydrogen in Härjedalen could provide hydrogen for transportation and industry, phasing out fossil fuels and reducing the region’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
We want to build hydrogen production in this region to accelerate and enable the transition to fossil-free, for heavy and long-distance transport, explained Björn Santana Arvidsson, Regional Manager for Lhyfe Scandinavia/UK.
The feasibility study will analyze the possibilities for the production of green and renewable hydrogen with an estimated capacity of 5 MW and aspects related to energy supply, production capacity, choice of technology, location, available land, use of waste heat, and coproduced oxygen gas.
Green energy is the future and will benefit the development of Härjedalen, in both small and large ways to create a fossil-free Härjedalen. The common driving force is to contribute to the climate transition with local green hydrogen extracted from the renewable energy production we already have in the municipality. If the conditions are right – and we believe they are – we can contribute even more to the necessary climate transition, ended Tomas Mann, Business Developer, Härjedalen municipality.