Project aiming to boost hydrogen-powered transport in France

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INEOS Inovyn and HyMove have announced their intention to deliver high purity, low-carbon hydrogen, produced at the INEOS Inovyn site in Tavaux, France, to the transport sector across Eastern France. The project, which is known as ‘ReadHy to Move’ is designed to help decarbonise passenger and freight transport in line with French national emission reduction targets.

INEOS Inovyn claims to be the largest operator of electrolysis technology in Europe, producing more than 10,000 tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen at its Tavaux site, equivalent to approximately 50 million litres of diesel per year. Investment in new hydrogen purification and compression systems at the site could open up a reliable, high-quality source of hydrogen, essential for the supply of new hydrogen networks that are necessary to decarbonise transportation.

As part of the project, HyMove, a joint venture between Inthy group and Alpiq AG, will set up and invest in a new hydrogen distribution network for heavy-duty transport in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. HyMove logistics will begin the shipment of a part of INEOS Inovyn hydrogen from Tavaux from 2026, significantly improving availability of hydrogen for low carbon transport across the region.

According to the two companies, ‘ReadHy to Move’ is particularly important for the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, which is one of the busiest transport networks in Europe. It will also develop skills in hydrogen technology and create new jobs in a growth sector for the future.

HyWay, a second joint venture between Inthy group and Alpiq AG, will also offer a pay-per-use hydrogen trucks to local logistics companies wanting to reduce their carbon footprint.

“Hydrogen is an important part of a climate neutral transport network, necessary to meet national emission reduction targets,” said Wouter Bleukx, business director hydrogen, INEOS Inovyn. “With extensive experience in electrolysis and the production of hydrogen, INEOS Inovyn is uniquely placed to support these new opportunities, driven by emerging demand for affordable, zero-carbon energy sources.”

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