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Total, Engie to build France’s first green hydrogen plant at a refinery

The two French energy companies make a joint investment to grow France’s hydrogen production

France’s Total and Engie have teamed up to build the country’s first green hydrogen project at an oil refinery, the companies said on Wednesday. The two energy firms have agreed to build a solar-powered 40MW electrolyser that will produce 5t of hydrogen a day to supply Total’s La Mede biorefinery in southern France. “There are several green hydrogen projects underway in France, but this is the first one linked to a refinery,” an Engie spokesman tells Hydrogen Economist. The electrolyser will have the capacity to produce 15t of hydrogen per day and will be powered by an adjoining solar PV with a capacity of more than 100MW. This leaves room for project expansion to introduce further renewa

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