At the start of the year, the HYPORT company took possession of the 2,600 m² site which will house the first French station for the production and distribution of hydrogen in the airport area.
The company, managed by Engie Solutions (51%) and the Regional Energy Climate Agency (Arec) which holds 49% of the shares, is not visible to the press for the time being, a communication service from Engie told us. . But Hyport, the world’s first hydrogen production unit installed at Toulouse-Blagnac airport, has already taken possession of 2,600 m2 of land.
To carry out this project, Hyport announces having “has chosen McPhy to build the hydrogen production and distribution equipment, while TransDev Occitanie will ensure the provision of 5 hydrogen buses, 4 of which are for passengers. “Occitanie and Toulouse Blagnac airport.
“It is a green and local energy to sustainably decarbonise mobility and industry, explain the two partners.designed to facilitate the use of green hydrogen, i.e. the production of hydrogen by electrolysis through the use of electricity from renewable energies, with all stakeholders in the area (individuals, businesses, communities, etc. ), the Toulouse-Blagnac station responds to mobility, but also industrial and logistics uses “.
How it works ? Located in the immediate vicinity of the airport runways and main roads, the two terminals integrated into the station will be equipped by McPhy. In order to allow all types of vehicles to refuel: buses, light commercial vehicles, captive fleets, heavy goods vehicles etc., one of them will be equipped with a dual pressure distribution system, thus allowing fuel supply at 350 or 700 bars.
On site, an electrolyser will meet the needs of the two hydrogen charging stations. With a production capacity of more than 400 kg of zero-carbon hydrogen per day, or an equivalent of 1 MW of high-power electrolysis, it will also be used to supply industrial sites that wish to decarbonize their processes, indicate Engie Solutions.