H2V, SAF+ Consortium sign agreement for industrial cooperation on eFuels
Canada-based SAF+ Consortium announced in October that it and H2V, a French player in the green hydrogen sector, have selected the Marseille-Fos area in France as an ideal location to pool their respective expertise and offer eSAF as an alternative to kerosene—a solution that is being eagerly awaited by the aviation sector.
Following a study phase, the two groups will confirm their joint intention to produce 80,000 metric tons of eSAF by 2030.
“Our strategy is to prioritize green hydrogen for sectors that have no other decarbonization alternatives, such as the aviation and maritime sectors, which urgently need innovative solutions to reduce their CO2 emissions,” said Alexis Martinez, the managing director of H2V. “This agreement will help us move quickly to meet the challenges of climate change.”
Jean Paquin, the president and CEO of the SAF+ Consortium, added, “This strategic partnership strengthens our leadership and accelerates our international expansion. Our cutting-edge technology-integration capabilities enable us to offer a sustainable and exceptional commercial solution for the decarbonization of the aviation sector that incorporates existing infrastructures. We are proud to be working with H2V to implement this promising project.”
H2V has been working since 2016 to produce green hydrogen for two uses that must be decarbonized:
Industry—To replace the grey hydrogen currently used by refineries and the chemical sector (whose production emits 10 tons of CO2 for every ton produced), as well as coke (produced from coal) and natural gas (imported fossil fuel)
Heavy transportation—Replacing the diesel used by trucks, the heavy fuel oil used in maritime transport, and the kerosene used in aviation
H2V is targeting mass production to optimize costs and offer competitive prices.
Today, H2V’s most mature projects are strategically located in Dunkirk (500 megawatts), Marseille Fos (600 megawatts), and Thionville (400 megawatts).
SAF+ Consortium has a state-of-the-art pilot plant in Montreal, Québec, Canada, where it has demonstrated its eSAF production expertise and capabilities.
SAF+ Consortium is working toward establishing an international eSAF production portfolio with sites in Europe, North America and other regions of the world.
The entry-into-service of the first plant is planned in 2028.