Total Join Forces With Engie To Build 40 MW Solar Powered Electrolyzer

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Located at the heart of the Total biorefinery in La Mède, the 40 MW electrolyzer will produce 5 tonnes of green hydrogen per day, meeting the needs of the biofuel production process at the site, and avoiding 15,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

An innovative management solution for the production and storage of hydrogen will be implemented to manage the intermittent production of solar electricity and the need for continuous power of the biorefinery.

These include a digital control system for the continuous supply of hydrogen with real-time management of solar electricity production, an optimization of the integration of several photovoltaic farms to minimize energy losses and limit network congestion, and large-scale hydrogen storage to balance intermittent electricity production with continuous hydrogen consumption.