Lhyfe and TSE to create green energy hub at former French industrial sites

Hydrogen Renewables

France – A year after the closure of the Fonderies du Poitou, the Commercial Court of Paris has issued a judgement that is expected to alter the landscape of the former industrial sites. The alliance created by Lhyfe and TSE will pave the way for a sustainable future through the production of green energy.

Under the direction of the collaboration, the 43 hectare-long Ingrandes Foundry property, which includes 40,000 square meters of buildings, will be given new life. On the other side, the 35 hectare Oyré Technical Landfill Centre is going to be converted into a 45 GWh solar energy production hub.

But the revolution extends beyond simply producing electricity. The consortium’s strategy includes developing an ecological industrial park that encourages collaboration among businesses in addition to demolishing outdated infrastructure and cleaning up the grounds. This enormous project demonstrates a dedication to sustainability that goes beyond only producing energy.

Strength of cooperation

Over the course of the past year and a half, several people have worked together to get these sites into our control. The consortium’s endeavor, which has the support of numerous regional authorities including the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, the metropolitan area of Grand Châtellerault, and local governing bodies, is a witness to the effectiveness of partnerships in bringing about significant change. This group effort is supported by a common conviction that the project’s effects go far beyond the immediate generation of green electricity or hydrogen.

Hub for green energy

The consortium’s vision has a wide range that spans several areas. In addition to promising to supply electricity to the Ingrandes Foundry site, the photovoltaic power facilities proposed for installation at the sites will also allow Lhyfe to manufacture clean, renewable hydrogen. This renewable energy source might be able to fulfill 50% of Poitiers’ energy requirements.

Additionally, the project’s impact has already piqued the interest of numerous businesses. Collaborations are forming with e-fuel producers that concentrate on e-methanol and rDME, as well as a logistics company for the construction of a sizable logistics center. With investments of several hundred million euros and the development of 250–300 employment, both an ecological and economic outcome are anticipated.

It is impossible to overstate how this project will affect the local economy and the environment. These places’ restoration fits together with larger regional plans for environmental stewardship and economic development.

The former foundry sites are ready to become emblems of sustainable transformation with the help of numerous governmental organizations and a consortium led by Lhyfe and TSE.