TotalEnergies opens bid for 500,000 tonnes per year green hydrogen supply

French energy multinational TotalEnergies is launching a call for tenders for the supply of 500,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen as part of a drive to decarbonise its European refineries.

By replacing fossil-based fuels with green hydrogen, the company states that it should avoid the emission of around five million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year from the company’s European refineries by 2030.

The company’s decarbonisation drive will see it replacing 500,000 tonnes per year of hydrogen consumed at six of its European refineries with renewable-produced green hydrogen by 2030.

According to the company, this aligns with its objective of reducing the net greenhouse gas emissions directly linked to its oil and gas operations by 40% by 2030 compared to 2015 levels.

“This massive call for tenders is fully aligned with TotalEnergies’ ambition to decarbonise all of the hydrogen used in its European refineries by 2030,” said Patrick Pouyanne, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.

“Alongside other green and low carbon hydrogen production projects that the company is already undertaking at La Mede, Grandpuits, Leuna and Normandy, we are now approaching third-party providers to supply us with green hydrogen to accelerate the decarbonisation of our operations.”

In November last year (2022), TotalEnergies and Air Liquide signed a partnership agreement to develop a circular system for producing 20,000 tonnes a year of partly renewable biogas-derived hydrogen at its Grandpuits site.

This was followed by a partnership between the company and VNG in June of this year, when the partners signed an agreement for the future supply of green hydrogen to the Leuna refinery in Germany.

TotalEnergies’ latest deal was signed today, when it inked a supply agreement with Air Liquide for up to 15,000 tonnes per year of green and low carbon hydrogen to the TotalEnergies complex in Normandy.

Read more:Air Liquide makes €400m hydrogen investment 

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