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E-Fuels: Hy2Gen and Technip Energies Cooperate on Feasibility Studies to Advance E-Fuels for Transport

by | Aug 24, 2022

Germany-based green hydrogen company Hy2Gen and French energy engineering and technology company Technip Energies announced on August 17 the launching of feasibility studies in Meyreuil, Bouches-du-Rhône, France for the Hynovera Project, aiming to produce renewable fuel for aviation and maritime on an industrial scale. 

Hy2Gen has commissioned Technip Energies to carry out the feasibility studies with the BioTfuel technology marketed by Axens. 

The Hynovera project with a total volume of €467 million will be located on the site of the former Provence coal-fired power plant. 

To further optimise the conversion of biomass into green fuels, Hy2gen and Technip Energies will combine the BioTfueL process with an electrolyser with a capacity of 85 to 120 MW that will produce green hydrogen from renewable energy. 

Technip Energies will be responsible for designing the plant and integrating the various technological building blocks. 

“We are pleased and proud that the BioTfueL® process, which has been tested and optimised for over ten years – from 2010 to 2021 – has been selected for this feasibility study, which opens the door to promising developments in the field of renewable fuels on an industrial scale,” Frédéric Balligand, Renewables Product Line Vice President at Axens, commented. 

“We are proud to be involved in the development of the Hy2gen projects and in particular the Hynovera project. This project, which will contribute to building a sustainable future, illustrates our commitment to work alongside Hy2gen and fits perfectly with our strategy to develop the market for green hydrogen and its derivatives,” Laure Mandrou, SVP Low Carbon Activities at Technip Energies, said. 

“With Hynovera, we will produce renewable paraffin equivalent to 10-15% of the consumption of an airport such as Marseille-Provence at the Centrale de Provence site, as well as 16,000 tonnes of CO2-neutral diesel fuel and 100,000 tonnes of renewable methanol per year, both of which are clean fuels for shipping,” Cyril Dufau-Sansot, CEO of Hy2gen AG, noted.