TotalEnergies has tagged the German pure fuel distribution firm VNG to produce inexperienced hydrogen to its operated Leuna refinery.
TotalEnergies mentioned that below the settlement, inexperienced hydrogen shall be produced from renewable electrical energy with a 30 MW electrolyzer in Dangerous Lauchstädt, constructed and operated by VNG with its accomplice Uniper.
This settlement contributes to the decarbonization of the Leuna refinery and can cut back the positioning’s annual CO2 emissions by as much as 80,000 tons by 2030, TotalEnergies outlined. Moreover, the pipeline connection to the Dangerous Lauchstädt Vitality Park will give the Leuna refinery entry to the long run European hydrogen infrastructure and the worldwide markets for inexperienced hydrogen, TotalEnergies mentioned in an announcement.
“This challenge is absolutely according to TotalEnergies’ ambition to decarbonize all hydrogen utilized in its European refineries by 2030. Our ambition is to exchange the grey hydrogen with low carbon hydrogen, representing a discount of three million tons of CO2 per yr by 2030,” mentioned Jean-Marc Durand, Senior Vice President, TotalEnergies Refining Base Chemical substances Europe.
Decarbonizing European refineries
TotalEnergies famous that it focuses on decarbonizing the hydrogen utilized in its European refineries, a transfer that it mentioned ought to cut back CO2 emissions by 3 Mt per yr by 2030. Along with a partnership launched in 2021 on the Normandy refinery, TotalEnergies and Air Liquide signed a partnership settlement in November 2022 to construct an revolutionary, round system on the Grandpuits biorefinery to supply and harness renewable hydrogen, the corporate reminded.
Moreover, in a separate assertion, the corporate mentioned it’s investing €400 million to transform the positioning right into a zero-crude platform, primarily targeted on producing SAF from round feedstock corresponding to animal fats and used cooking oil. Grandpuits will be capable to produce 210,000 tons/y of SAF as of 2025, and a brand new funding has been introduced to supply an additional 75,000 tons/y by 2027, TotalEnergies highlighted.
At La Mède, the Masshylia challenge to supply hydrogen in partnership with Engie is shifting ahead. TotalEnergies mentioned it has invested €340 million to transform its refinery right into a biorefinery. Biodiesel produced at La Mède is already getting used to make SAF on the TotalEnergies Oudalle plant close to Le Havre. TotalEnergies is finding out a brand new funding to have the capability to course of at La Mède, by 2024, 100% waste from the round economic system (used cooking oil and animal fats) to supply biofuels and SAF by coprocessing.
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