EDF targets riverine hydrogen fuel supplies

The French energy supplier Électricité de France (EDF) is pushing ahead with its hydrogen efforts. The company has created a new subsidiary called Hynamics. Its aim is to make EDF a major player in the global H2 sector.

Hynamics plans to generate hydrogen through water electrolysis, which would reduce CO2 emissions to zero. The prerequisite for this is that the electricity used for production also comes from renewable sources.

Hynamics plans to install, operate and maintain hydrogen production plants for industrial customers, and will build a refuelling network for truck, rail and river transport customers across much of western Europe.

The move is also part of France’s national hydrogen plan announced last year, which also laid out plans for zero carbon maritime projects.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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