In a step towards developing green hydrogen production capacity in Europe, Plug Power has today (September 8) revealed it has received an order for 50MW of PEM electrolysers from French-based Lhyfe, to be installed across multiple plants.
The order for ten 5MW PEM electrolyser systems will see up to 20 tonnes of hydrogen produced per day and will be used to serve mobility applications in Europe, including forklifts and light commercial vehicles, according to the companies.
H2 View understands Lhyfe will deliver hydrogen produced from the Plug systems to supply the Master Van from Hyvia, Plug’s joint venture with Renault.
Building off a strategic relationship between Lhyfe and Plug, initiated in October 2021, the order contributes towards goals of jointly developing 300MW of renewable green hydrogen plants across the continent by 2025.
Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, said, “We’re moving quickly to deliver on a shared ambition with Lhyfe to reduce carbon emissions in Europe’s mobility sector at scale. Renewable green hydrogen demand will only increase as both the private and public sectors seek to decarbonise operations to reach sustainability goals as well as improve energy security.
“In addition to high-performing electrolysers, we are bringing to Lhyfe deep mobility opportunities through our joint venture with Renault and our experience deploying hydrogen-powered forklift solutions for customers like Amazon and Walmart.”
Matthieu Guesné, founder and CEO of Lhyfe, added, “This milestone demonstrates the acceleration of the development of Lhyfe’s production unit projects. We have now demonstrated our ability to produce renewable green hydrogen from renewable energies and the relevance of our strategy to deploy numerous production sites for environmentally friendly and accessible hydrogen throughout Europe. It is now time to implement our projects. Expectations are high: this successful partnership with Plug Power allows us to meet them with confidence.”
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