Lhyfe, a player in the green and renewable hydrogen sector, is set to collaborate with SAF+ International Group, specialists in e-SAF (electrofuels) production and marketing. The partnership will focus on advancing the development of e-SAF using green and renewable hydrogen, with a production site planned for the Le Havre area, marking Lhyfe's entry into this segment.
SAF+ International Group, known for its technical expertise, specializes in providing sustainable fuel solutions, particularly e-SAF, to reduce the carbon footprint of the aviation industry. The collaboration with Lhyfe is aimed at leveraging green hydrogen, a renewable energy source, in accordance with international and European regulations such as CORSIA and RefuelEU.
This collaboration follows SAF+'s previous memorandum of understanding with the Air France-KLM Group, announced in July 2023, outlining plans for the supply of second-generation e-SAF fuel, with initial deliveries scheduled for 2030.
Lhyfe, utilizing electrolysis of water powered by renewable energy, has been actively producing green and renewable hydrogen since the second half of 2021. With operational sites in France and ongoing expansion across Europe, the company is contributing to efforts toward decarbonization.
As outlined in the memorandum of understanding, Lhyfe and SAF+ are exploring the potential for e-SAF production in the Le Havre area, with plans to finalize a co-development agreement. The envisioned facility in the port region of Le Havre aims for a green hydrogen production site with a capacity exceeding 100 tons per day (300 MW of installed electrolysis capacity). This would supply an e-SAF production site that SAF+ intends to construct, with the goal of connecting to the hydrocarbon transport network for efficient distribution to airports in the Paris region and beyond.
The collaboration is targeted for a market launch by 2030, aligning with market expectations and the broader goal of achieving zero-emission targets by 2050. Matthieu Guesné, Founder and CEO of Lhyfe, emphasized the significance of green and renewable hydrogen as a mature solution for decarbonization, particularly in the aviation industry, which accounted for 2.9% of global CO2 emissions in 2020.