TotalEnergies launches green hydrogen call for tenders to tune of 500,000 tons pa
The use of green hydrogen should avoid the emission of around five million tons of CO2 each year from the company's European refineries by 2030, according to TotalEnergies.
TotalEnergies has six refineries in Europe – Antwerp (Belgium), Leuna (Germany), Zeeland (Netherlands), Normandy, Donges and Feyzin (France) – as well as two biorefineries in La Mède and Grandpuits (France), all of which use hydrogen.
The organisation wants to replace 500,000 tons per year of this hydrogen consumed in its refineries with green hydrogen produced with renewable energies by 2030.
The company called this a major step towards achieving TotalEnergies' objective of reducing the net greenhouse gas emissions directly linked to its oil and gas operations (Scopes 1+2) 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 Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.
"Alongside other green and low carbon hydrogen production projects that the Company is already undertaking at La Mède, Grandpuits, Leuna and Normandy, we are now approaching third-party providers to supply us with green hydrogen to accelerate the decarbonization of our operations.
"As a consequence, by offering to various worldwide suppliers the opportunity to secure medium- and long-term contracts with TotalEnergies, we trust we will benefit from the most competitive solutions they have developed, " he added.