Lhyfe and Source Galileo partner to bolster green hydrogen in the UK and Ireland

Article by Amanda Jasi

LHYFE, a green hydrogen producer and supplier, has partnered with renewable energy developer Source Galileo to develop green hydrogen projects in the UK and Ireland, providing a boost to the net zero goals of both countries. 

Taia Kronborg, chief business officer at Lhyfe, said: “Green hydrogen is one of the key solutions to reaching net zero, and the good news is it’s available to be deployed today, improving national energy security while turbo-charging local economies.”

Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the companies, Lhyfe and Source will combine their expertise to generate and supply environmentally friendly gas to customers across industry and transport, helping to decarbonise operations.

In the UK, the partners intend to develop commercial-scale green hydrogen production sites and already have multiple units underway.

Meanwhile, they have set out to explore opportunities in Ireland, focusing on identifying consumers and assessing factors such as grid availability, power supply, land accessibility, and planning requirements.

Initially, they will focus on powering hydrogen production from onshore renewable sources. In the long-term, they could exploit the vast offshore wind potential in the UK and Ireland, which would overcome electricity grid restraints.

By collaborating, Lhyfe and Source expect they can accelerate the rollout of green hydrogen, helping to meet increasing demand from companies aiming to reduce their reliance on natural gas and other fossil fuels.  

Kevin Lynch, CEO of Source Galileo, said: “We believe the development of a hydrogen economy alongside electricity is critical to the energy transition…Our partnership with Lhyfe provides an onshore and offshore platform and a major step forward from which to assist in delivering government hydrogen targets.”

After first publishing its hydrogen strategy in 2021, the UK later doubled its low-carbon hydrogen production goal to 10 GW by 2030, with at least 5 GW to be green production. Ireland published its National Hydrogen Strategy in July 2023, outlining plans to have 2 GW of offshore wind under development by 2030, to power hydrogen production.

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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