PLUG and Lhyfe will develop green hydrogen plants in Europe

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, and Lhyfe, a producer and supplier of renewable and ecological hydrogen, announced a partnership to develop green hydrogen generation plants throughout Europe jointly. The initiative seeks to generate a total hydrogen capacity of 300MW by 2025 and start developing a 1GW production site.

The agreement builds upon the working relationship already established between the two companies earlier this year. In that project, Plug Power’s hydrogen electrolyzer technology will provide 1MW of capacity to the world’s first offshore hydrogen production facility, developed by Lhyfe and powered by electricity from a floating wind turbine off the coast of Le Croisic, at SEM-REV, Centrale Nantes’ offshore test site, which will be operational by 2022.

Executives from Plug Power and Lhyfe gathered in Paris, France, at Hyvolution 2021. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining their respective roles and responsibilities and their goals for the years ahead.

“We’re thrilled to expand our work with Lhyfe, bringing the green hydrogen revolution throughout Europe,” said Andy Marsh, CEO for Plug Power. “The team at Lhyfe have bold ambitions and capabilities that align with our own vision for a decarbonized future and ability to scale hydrogen infrastructure quickly. In North America, we’ve already built a robust ‘hydrogen highway,’ which includes 165 hydrogen fueling stations and stationary power for businesses and institutions, a success we plan to replicate in Europe.”

“We are very proud of the confidence that a player such as Plug Power has in our determination and ability to produce totally clean hydrogen,” said Matthieu Guesné, CEO and founder of Lhyfe. “Thanks to this partnership, we will be able to rely on Plug Power’s cutting-edge technology to deploy numerous hydrogen production sites onshore and offshore, in Europe but also in North America, which has particularly important decarbonization needs, in particular to replace the fossil fuel products that are still extracted and consumed on a massive scale.

In September, Lhyfe inaugurated the world’s first industrial production site for renewable hydrogen in direct connection with a wind farm. It will inaugurate the world’s first offshore renewable hydrogen production site on the SEM-REV offshore test site in 2022. Lhyfe is deploying some 60 projects in Europe for mobility and industry.

As part of the announcement, Plug Power and Lhyfe will pursue opportunities to jointly develop green hydrogen generation plants throughout Europe, generated with state-of-the-art PEM electrolysis technology and supplied with electrical power from renewable energy sources. The new initiative will primarily serve on-road and off-road mobility applications. Finally, the two parties will also consider working together to co-develop a US-based offshore wind electrolyzer plant.


Author: KS

Source: Plug Power Inc.

Topic: Business | Hydrogen

Market: Hydrogen Stocks