Dedicated Hydrogen Infrastructure Will Play a Key Role in Reaching Carbon Neutrality in France

Report examines how France’s transport and storage infrastructure can facilitate large-scale hydrogen deployment to meet national hydrogen strategy targets

France is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Alongside energy efficiency measures, low-carbon electricity, and other renewable gases, renewable and low-carbon hydrogen will play a major role in this goal. Sectors that are difficult to decarbonise, such as industry (petrochemicals, fertiliser, steel), heavy duty mobility, and dispatchable power generation will rely heavily on hydrogen.

On behalf of the French Strategic Committee of the Industry New Energy Systems (Comité Stratégique de Filière Nouveaux Systèmes Énergétiques (CSF NSE)), Guidehouse has published a report on the role of hydrogen infrastructure in increasing industrial competitiveness and decarbonising industry in France. The report examines an integrated whole-system model of the French energy system, comparing the competitiveness of the cost of hydrogen delivered, investments required, and security of supply in different infrastructure configurations while considering a range of hydrogen demand volumes from 2030 on. It also discusses how hydrogen infrastructure can support and facilitate the French hydrogen strategy and shows the emergence of a progressive deployment trajectory for the development of dedicated hydrogen transport and storage infrastructure, within and between industrial clusters, and eventually with neighbouring countries.

For more information, read the report here.

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