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Lhyfe and Exogen partner to scale up green-hydrogen production for industrial steam, mobility and heating applications in Europe

| By Mary Bailey

Lhyfe (Paris) and Exogen Hydrogen Solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the combined offering of comprehensive decarbonization solutions for industrial steam, district heating, and mobility applications powered by green hydrogen. This partnership paves the way for a new type of ecosystem and vast markets for green and renewable hydrogen. 

The partnership includes a commercial agreement to identify potential customers across Europe. Both organizations will promote their respective products and services to the benefit of clients seeking to unlock operating synergies from integrated decarbonisation solutions.

There is growing demand by multinationals and industrial clusters targeting operating synergies from combining thermal and mobility solutions powered by green hydrogen. The mobility applications are aimed at hydrogen refilling stations for forklifts, vans, delivery trucks and cars. Thermal solutions include industrial steam, large buildings and district heating applications.

Steam production is a core component of many industrial processes with a highly valuable, continuous demand profile. Industries with a large process steam demand include pulp and paper, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, and the oil and gas industry. Large buildings thermal applications include airports, hospitals, commercial centres, and campus heating facilities.

Exogen offers a pioneering Hydrogen Steam Plant, the HSP 3000, featuring boiler technology by Jericho Energy Ventures.  This breakthrough, zero-emissions steam plant for industrial and district heating applications is a turn-key solution. The hydrogen-powered installation is produced and serviced by industry leader Sofinter Group, and comes pre-assembled in container-sized units, shipped by road transport. It has no smokestack and eliminates all NOx and CO2 emissions from industrial steam and district heating.

The only exhaust is clean water, which is ready for circular use with Lhyfe’s green hydrogen production system, further enhancing the positive environmental impact. Indeed, Lhyfe – as one of the world’s pioneers in the production of green and renewable hydrogen – uses water and renewable energies to produce its hydrogen via water electrolysis.

Because of its base-load hydrogen demand profile, the Exogen HSP 3000 has become a key enabler for other hydrogen applications. Once green hydrogen becomes available on-site and in industrial quantities, other applications, such as mobility, transport and logistics, become natural extensions to further decarbonise the value chain. As a result, the combined applications can unlock material operating synergies and cost advantages thanks to scale effects.

This is where the leading expertise of Lhyfe comes in. Lhyfe inaugurated its first green hydrogen production site in 2021.  With five additional sites under construction throughout Europe, it aims to achieve 55 MW of installed capacity of hydrogen production by end 2024, 200 MW by end 2026 and more than 3 GW by end 2030. Through its production sites and its portfolio of projects, Lhyfe intends to provide access to green and renewable hydrogen in industrial quantities to significantly decarbonise sectors such as transport and industry (chemicals, steel, glass, etc).

First, the partnership with Exogen can lead to significant capacity growth for the existing pipeline of projects at Lhyfe, servicing a large new end-market in industrial steam. Second, with district heating and process steam, Lhyfe is entering into two entirely new market segments, which are expected to lead to additional growth opportunities in green hydrogen production.