Lhyfe, a world pioneer and pure player in green renewable hydrogen production, has won a 2022 Hydrogen Trophy at the Hydrogénies competition rewarding the most dynamic and innovative players in the hydrogen sector in France. The prize was awarded to Lhyfe during a ceremony organised at the French National Assembly, in the presence of the elected representatives of the hydrogen study group chaired by French member of parliament Michel Delpon, of ADEME and Philippe Boucly, president of France Hydrogène.
Six months after the inauguration of its first renewable hydrogen production plant, Lhyfe has won the first prize for businesses in the hydrogen sector in the Low-Carbon or Renewable Industry category. Lhyfe has developed the world’s first industrial site to produce renewable hydrogen using power from wind turbines. The Nantes-based company is today working on 91 projects in France and Europe – onshore and offshore – and doubles its staff every 6 months.
The Hydrogénies Hydrogen Trophies is a major event for the hydrogen sector in France and since 2019 has rewarded an innovative project, business, organisation or community that has carried out a remarkable project or developed an innovative solution in the field of hydrogen. The jury chose Lhyfe for the award based on the following criteria:
- Scope of the project in relation to the technical and industrial repercussions.
- Scope of the project in relation to the economic repercussions: growth.
- Scope of the project in relation to the economic repercussions: export.
- Scope of the project in relation to the social repercussions (local job creation).
- Scope of the project in relation to the environmental repercussions.
- Originality of the innovative approach.
- Impact in terms of the measures of the Hydrogen Plan and the deployment of carbon-free hydrogen in industry, renewable energy storage, mobility and communities.
Matthieu Guesné, CEO and founder of Lhyfe says, “We are very proud to see our commitment and expertise rewarded by the hydrogen community. This distinction comes in a context that requires a rapid energy response that can deliver on economic and environmental challenges. We are convinced that ecological hydrogen – which we now produce on an industrial scale and at a competitive price – is part of this response, and we are already standing with communities and industry to meet these challenges together.”