In June, ENGIE Solutions and the Agence Régionale de l'Energie et du Climat Occitanie (AREC) began construction of a first charging station powered by green hydrogen on the Toulouse-Blagnac airport site via their joint subsidiary HyPort. Four shuttle buses linking the airport and remote car parks will be provided.Located on the public domain and on the tarmac, the station will be able to recharge private and professional vehicles as well as runway vehicles and equipment.
Around thirty active projects with renewable hydrogen
The Group is currently involved in roughly thirty projects involving hydrogen. These include the first hydrogen power-to-gas demonstrator in France, GRHYD, officially opened in 2018 in Dunkirk. Hydrogen is produced by the electrolysis of water, and it can then be injected into the gas network. In particular, the hydrogen is used to power a local heating plant and it already supplies a hundred or so households. A green energy solution, this hydrogen demonstrator also acts as a storage solution that makes it possible to use excess renewable energy production.
Among other projects, ENGIE is also involved in the launch of the Coradia iLint in Germany, the world’s first renewable hydrogen-powered passenger train. In 2019, the Group took part in constructing a station serving high service-level buses that run on 100% renewable hydrogen.
In addition to its projects focusing on hydrogen end-use, ENGIE intends to develop its renewable hydrogen production capacities, with a target of several gigawatt-hours by 2030.