TotalEnergies and Air Liquide are innovating to produce and valorize renewable low-carbon hydrogen on the Grandpuits zero crude platform. The biorefinery built by TotalEnergies will provide the biogas for the platform. And it will be supplied with Air Liquide’s CryocapTM carbon capture technology. These innovations will avoid emissions of 150,000 tons of CO2 per year compared to current processes.
The company’s project includes sustainable and circular innovations to reach net zero by 2050:
– The new unit will produce partially renewable hydrogen instead of the natural gas typically used.
– Carbon capture technology will be the supplier of the unit to help reduce the platform’s carbon footprint.
– The company will use most of the low-carbon, renewable hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel and support sustainable mobility in the Ile-de-France region.
“This innovative project combines several solutions to produce renewable and low-carbon hydrogen and contribute to the decarbonization of TotalEnergies’ Grandpuits site. It also illustrates Air Liquide’s expertise in working with its customers on customized solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprint and actively participate in the fight against global warming,” commented Pascal Vinet, Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide.
About TotalEnergies in Grandpuits
TotalEnergies’ Grandpuits-Bailly-Carrois refinery began operations in 1966. In September 2020, the organization began a site conversion project aligned with its 2050 carbon neutrality strategy. This zero-crude project develops future-oriented activities in biomass, renewable energies, and the circular economy.
TotalEnergies and renewable low-carbon hydrogen
This hydrogen will play an essential role in the energy transition. The company is working with its suppliers and partners to decarbonize all hydrogen used in its European refineries by 2030. The organization aims to pioneer the mass production of renewable low-carbon hydrogen. Seeking to meet the demand for hydrogen fuel to help decarbonize heavy transport.
TotalEnergies and sustainable aviation fuels
TotalEnergies is developing Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). SAF are biofuels produced from waste, circular economy residues, and synthetic aviation fuels. Sustainable aviation fuels will significantly reduce CO2 emissions from air transport.
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