French companies Air Liquide and TotalEnergies have partnered to create a new low-carbon hydrogen production unit. As part of the long-term contract, TotalEnergies will purchase the hydrogen produced for the needs of its platform. Air Liquide will invest over €130 million euros ($134 million) in the construction and operation of the hydrogen unit.
The site will partly use biogas from the biorefinery built by TotalEnergies, and will be delivered with Air Liquide’s CO2 capture technology, CryocapTM. It aims to prevent emissions amounting to 150,000 metric tons of CO2 annually compared to current processes. TotalEnergies’ biorefinery will use hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel.