Energy giant Total and French energy group Engie will build and operate France’s largest renewable hydrogen production site.
To be located at the heart of Total’s La Mède biorefinery in Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, south-east France, the 40MW electrolyser will produce five tonnes of green hydrogen per day to meet the needs of the biofuel production process, avoiding 15,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
It will be powered by solar farms with a total capacity of more than 100MW.
An innovative management solution for the production and storage of hydrogen will be implemented to manage the intermittent production of solar electricity and the biorefinery’s need for continuous hydrogen supply, Engie said in a statement.
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