TotalEnergies, Air Liquide to work on CCS, hydrogen
French major TotalEnergies said September 14 it would work with gas company Air Liquide to incorporate carbon storage at a hydrogen facility in Normandy.
Air Liquide will take over operations at a hydrogen production unit at a TotalEnergies facility in Normandy. The French major said the facility will “in time” be able to lower its carbon footprint by incorporating large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) infrastructure at the site.
Air Liquide will handle the processing and capturing aspects, while TotalEnergies will transport and store the captured CO2 at the planned Northern Lights CCS project in Norway and the Aramis CCS project in the Netherlands.
“Decarbonising industry is a major challenge,” said Francois Jackow, an executive vice president at Air Liquide. “The large range of solutions we have developed enable us to support our customers in their path towards energy transition.”
Air Liquide said it was considering setting up a large-scale green hydrogen unit at the Normanyd site. Green hydrogen uses renewable energy to power an electrolyser that splits water into its elemental components.