Green hydrogen hub to ‘reindustrialise’ French former foundry


A French consortium made up of green hydrogen producer Lhyfe and solar energy company TSE plans to create a green energy hub in the hopes of reindustrialising the site of the former Poitou foundry with support from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, which spans west/southwest France.

Having closed its gates for the last time a year ago, the site will become home to a new solar park and a green and renewable hydrogen production unit after the Commercial Court of Paris rendered its decision on the take-over of the land.

The 43-hectare Ingrandes Foundry will be taken over by the consortium, while the Technical Landfill Centre will be fully taken over by TSE, which will use the land for production of solar energy with a 45 GWh (gigawatt hours) plant.

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