In 2022, we partnered with Hynamics, a subsidiary of EDF, a French market leader in the low-carbon energy transition, to decarbonize our operations at our Belle-Étoile industrial site (Lyon, France).
The "HyDom" project consists of the installation of an 85-megawatt hydrogen production plant using a water electrolysis process that extracts hydrogen molecules from water. By doing so, the traditionally "gray," fossil-fuel-based hydrogen used by our site, will be replaced by "green," renewable hydrogen.
Ultimately, the project’s goal is to initiate the supply of hexamethylene diamine production (a key component in plastic production) with low carbon hydrogen by 2027, aiming at reaching 100% low carbon hydrogen production by 2030. As a result, we estimate that the project will eventually eliminate up to 80 kilotons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
We also expect this project to generate further synergies with industrial and mobility partners for enhanced decarbonization in the area. There is good access to local infrastructure, including rail, pipelines, as well as HYmpulsion h2 distribution stations. Plus, HyDom is supported by local and national authorities as a priority project for the industry’s zero-carbon strategy and the “France 2030” investment plan.