- The agreement establishes that the Spanish company will supply and deliver Lhyfe green and renewable hydrogen compressors for selected sites across Europe in the next two year.
- The contract will allow Lhyfe to compress green and renewable hydrogen for later storage in different European plants.
- The French company objective is to reach a green and renewable hydrogen production capacity of 200 MW in 2026.
HIPERBARIC, a Spanish pioneer in the development of hydrogen compression equipment for sustainable mobility and industry, has signed an agreement with the French company Lhyfe, one of the world’s pioneers in the production of green and renewable hydrogen, to supply hydrogen compressors that the company will use for selected projects in Europe in the coming years. The agreement represents the largest contract signed by Hiperbaric.
Lhyfe, launched in 2017, inaugurated in September 2021 the first industrial plant for the production of renewable green hydrogen, connected to a renewable energy source. .
The first Lhyfe projects where Hiperbaric technology will be used are located in France and in Germany for renewable generation, compression and filling of pressurized hydrogen with first commissioning planned for the end of 2023.
“For us it is a milestone and a great recognition that one of the world’s pioneers in the production of green and renewable hydrogen such as Lhyfe has chosen us as the most reliable compressor partner to accompany them in future projects. It represents a breakthrough to expand our technology throughout the continent in the current energy challenge facing Europe and on whose roadmap green hydrogen takes on a strategic value to reduce carbon emissions”, indicates Andrés Hernando, CEO of Hiperbaric.
One of the world’s pioneers in the production of green and renewable hydrogen
Lhyfe is a French company that is one of the world’s pioneers in the production of green and renewable hydrogen. Its strategy is to deploy green and renewable hydrogen production plants throughout Europe. In each of them, Lhyfe carries out the development, engineering and construction of the hydrogen production unit, and ensures all production operations, as well as the management of renewable energies and the commercialization and distribution of green and renewable hydrogen.
The company has just inaugurated its offshore renewable hydrogen production demonstrator in Saint-Nazaire, France, the first time in the world that renewable hydrogen will be produced at sea.
Global leader in high pressure technologies
Hiperbaric is the global leader in high pressure technologies (up to 6,000 bar) for different sectors for more than 20 years and has 1,000 water compressors installed in 45 countries on five continents. “With our experience in high-pressure applications, we intend to be part of the solution for a sustainable energy transition and contribute our Hydrogen High-Pressure Compression Technology to the hydrogen value chain,” says Hernando.
The company is the only Spanish company offering industrial hydrogen compressor reaching up to 1,000 bar. Hiperbaric hydrogen compression technology is based on a reciprocal and “oil free” piston. As a result of the company’s experience and its R&D efforts, Hiperbaric hydrogen compression technology approaches an isothermal compression process, allowing high reliability and reduced energy consumption. Due to its innovative design, the number of moving parts of the compressor is reduced, which achieves great durability in the compression system, with a life cycle of more than 10 years. The Hiperbaric compressor range includes its cooling systems and it is able to compress hydrogen from an inlet pressure of 20 bar to 200-950 bar for filling storage tanks.
The agreement with Lhyfe confirms the unique position of Hiperbaric as company able to export high pressure compressors for green hydrogen projects which are designed and built in Spain. Hiperbaric compressor technology has already been installed in Germany in 2022 for a green hydrogen refueling station for public buses. Hiperbaric compressors are part also of the first Spanish green hydrogen project “Green Hysland – Power to Green Hydrogen’ in Mallorca Island, which has received EU financing through FCH JU (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking). In the country, those first projects will be followed by many others as the Spanish government plans to reach implementing 4 GW of electrolysers in 2030, representing a total investment of € 8900 million.
Launched in Nantes in 2017, Lhyfe produces and supplies green and renewable hydrogen for mobility and industry. Its production plants and future projects are designed to provide green and renewable hydrogen in industrial quantities and form part of a successful energy model that benefits the environment. The company is a member of France Hydrogène and Hydrogen Europe.
Lhyfe inaugurated its first renewable green hydrogen industrial production plant in the second half of 2021. The company has a commercial project that will represent a total production capacity of 9.8 GW by 2030 (figure as of September 2022). Following an offshore research program launched in 2019, a real-world test phase began in September 2022 for the world’s first pilot offshore renewable green hydrogen production facility, linked to a floating wind farm.
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Hiperbaric is the world’s leading company specialized in High Pressure Technologies industrial equipment. Since 1999 it has been an international reference in the design, manufacture and commercialization of High Pressure Processing (HPP) industrial equipment for food and beverages with industrial machinery. In 2018 it launches a new line of industrial machinery for Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) used for critical industrial components. In 2021 it moves forward with another innovative line of business: the compression of hydrogen at very high pressure, coming from renewable energies.
Hiperbaric’s experience with customers in more than 45 countries and more than 1,000 industrial compressors installed on five continents makes it a leader in the development of high-pressure technologies. Hiperbaric is headquartered in Burgos (Spain), has an international delegation in Miami (USA) and commercial and technical representation offices in Mexico, Asia and Oceania.