Lhyfe and SAF+ Sign MoU For e-SAF Development

Lhyfe, a pioneer in the production of green and renewable hydrogen, and SAF+ International Group, leaders in the production and marketing of e-SAF, will combine their expertise to develop the production of e-SAF from green and renewable hydrogen, at a production site located in the Le Havre area. This is the first announcement of its kind for Lhyfe. 
Lhyfe and SAF+ Sign MoU For e-SAF Development
Courtesy of SAF+

SAF+ brings together cutting-edge technical expertise to provide sustainable fuel solutions (e-SAF) and help reduce the carbon footprint of the aviation industry, using available raw materials and renewable energies – like the green hydrogen produced by Lhyfe – in accordance with international and European regulations (CORSIA and RefuelEU). 

SAF+ brings together a coalition of leading international players from across the aviation value chain. In July 2023, the company announced the signature of a memorandum of understanding with the Air France-KLM Group for the supply of second-generation e-SAF fuel, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2030.  

Lhyfe produces green and renewable hydrogen through the electrolysis of water, at production units powered by renewable energy. The company's first site has been operational since the second half of 2021, and two further sites in France were inaugurated in December 2023. Several other sites are currently under construction or extension across Europe.

As part of this memorandum of understanding, Lhyfe and SAF+ plan to assess the potential for developing e-SAF production in the Le Havre area and to sign a co-development agreement.   

The partners are aiming for a facility in the port region of Le Havre, where Lhyfe would build a green hydrogen production site with a capacity of more than 100 tons per day (300 MW of installed electrolysis capacity) to supply an e-SAF production site that SAF+ is planning to build. This industrial complex would be connected to the hydrocarbon transport network in order to transport the e-SAF obtained from Le Havre to airports in the Paris region, as well as in northern and eastern France via the existing infrastructure. 

The two partners are aiming for a market launch by 2030, to align with market expectations and the zero-emission targets set for 2050. 

Matthieu Guesné, Founder and CEO of Lhyfe, said, "Through this ambitious agreement with SAF+, we are demonstrating our determination to help decarbonise not only industry and road transport, but also air transport, which in 2020 accounted for 2.9% of global CO2 emissions . Green and renewable hydrogen is now a mature solution that has established itself as one of the pillars of decarbonization. It can and must now be deployed as quickly as possible, including in the aviation industry."

Baterías con premio en la gran feria europea del almacenamiento de energía
El jurado de la feria ees (la gran feria europea de las baterías y los sistemas acumuladores de energía) ya ha seleccionado los productos y soluciones innovadoras que aspiran, como finalistas, al gran premio ees 2021. Independientemente de cuál o cuáles sean las candidaturas ganadoras, la sola inclusión en este exquisito grupo VIP constituye todo un éxito para las empresas. A continuación, los diez finalistas 2021 de los ees Award (ees es una de las cuatro ferias que integran el gran evento anual europeo del sector de la energía, The smarter E).