Lhyfe and Exogen partner to scale up green hydrogen production for applications in Europe

Lhyfe and Exogen Hydrogen Solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the combined offering of comprehensive decarbonisation solutions for industrial steam, district heating, and mobility applications powered by green hydrogen.
Lhyfe and Exogen partner to scale up green hydrogen production for applications in Europe
Courtesy of Lhfye.

The partnership includes a commercial agreement to identify potential customers across Europe in which the two organizations will promote their respective products and services, to the benefit of clients seeking to unlock operating synergies from integrated decarbonisation solutions. This could establish new expanded markets for green and renewable hydrogen.

There is growing demand for 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 centers, and campus heating facilities.

Exogen offers a pioneering Hydrogen Steam Plant, the HSP 3000, featuring boiler technology by Jericho Energy Ventures.  The hydrogen-powered installation for industrial and district heating applications is produced and serviced by industry leader Sofinter Group. It comes pre-assembled in container-sized units, shipped by road transport. It has no smokestack and has been designed to eliminate 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, as Lhyfe uses water and renewable energy to produce its hydrogen via water electrolysis.

Because of its baseload 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.

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).

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. 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.

“Green hydrogen has become highly relevant for decarbonising industrial steam, district heating and logistics” said Philippe Desorme, VP of Sales & Business Development at Lhyfe. “By partnering with Exogen we expect a significant expansion of our green hydrogen production output over time, while also opening a completely new market segment for us. Therefore, we are very excited to work with Exogen and our clients to help unlock operating synergies and address new hydrogen demand.”

Image: Mario Reinisch (Exogen, left), Philippe Desorme (Lhyfe, middle), and Saverio Costanzo (Exogen, right) at “Lhyfe Pays de la Loire”, the world's first industrial-scale green hydrogen production facility directly connected to a windfarm (near Nantes, France).

For additional information:


Exogen Hydrogen Solutions

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).