TotalEnergies will Decarbonise its European Refineries by 2030

TotalEnergies European Refineries

TotalEnergies has just launched a massive call for tenders – 500,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year – with a view to decarbonising its European refineries by 2030. These volumes would make it possible to avoid emitting around 5 million tonnes of CO2 each year.

In its press release, TotalEnergies points out that it has already launched projects in its refineries. For instance at La Mède (South-Eastern France), with the Masshylia project, run in partnership with Engie, to produce green hydrogen. But also at Grandpuits (South-East of Paris). There, TotalEnergies and Air Liquide are going to produce 20,000 tonnes a year of hydrogen, part of which will be renewable, by recycling residual biogas from the biorefinery (read our article). In Normandy, the two partners are also going to produce 15,000 tonnes of green and low-carbon hydrogen for TotalEnergies’ platform. And in Leuna, Germany, TotalEnergies and gas producer VNG are working together on the future supply of green hydrogen to the refinery.

TotalEnergies wants to Decarbonise all its European refineries by 2030

The call for tenders involves all the European refineries of TotalEnergies. There are 6 of them: Antwerp (Belgium), Leuna (Germany), Zeeland (Netherlands), Normandy, Donges and Feyzin (France), plus the 2 biorefineries at La Mède and Grandpuits (France), all of which consume hydrogen. TotalEnergies aims to replace 500,000 tonnes of the hydrogen consumed by its refineries with green hydrogen from renewable energy sources by 2030.

“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,” said Patrick Pouyanné, the Group’s CEO.

This is a major project that will contribute to achieving the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 (compared with 2015).

Do you want to learn more about TotalEnergies and its European refineries? Then our latest 2 articles on the company should interest you. You can read them here and there

Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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