Strategic Acquisition of Future Industrial-Scale Green Hydrogen Production in the Caribbean
Hydrogène de France ("HDF Energy") - mnemonic code: HDF - announces that it has acquired a 70% majority stake in the NewGen project in Trinidad, led by the local company Kenesjay Green Ltd ("KGL"). KGL, the project developer, will retain the remaining 30% of the share capital of NewGen, which will be jointly owned by KGL and an investment vehicle that will allow for the inclusion of additional local investors. HDF Energy is thus leveraging its technological expertise in hydrogen, its know-how in the development of green energy plants and its local presence in the Caribbean.
When completed, the 200+ Million USD NewGen plant will be the world largest clean hydrogen producing facility of its kind, using a smart combination of solar and energy efficiency-sourced power. It will competitively generate carbon-free hydrogen to meet 20% of the hydrogen requirement for an existing world-scale ammonia plant in the petrochemical hub of Point Lisas, Trinidad. Once up and running, the project will save approximately 200 000 t/CO2 per year.
As a global pioneer in hydrogen power, HDF will add its in-depth experience in hydrogen technologies, procurement and project finance, to the Trinidad-specific energy and ammonia expertise contained within the KGL project development team. This is the third major investment in the Caribbean this last year for HDF, which announced hybrid “Renewstable®” baseload power plants using green hydrogen and solar power in French Guiana and Barbados alongside its regional partner and investor, RUBIS.
Together, KGL and HDF will select the optimal electrolysis technology provider from a competitive evaluation process. KGL has also recently been granted the outline planning permission for the NewGen Project by the Ministry of Planning of Trinidad and Tobago, and has made progress in further confirming the economic and financial viability of NewGen.
Commenting on the HDF majority acquisition, KGL’s Chairman Philip Julien said, “KGL welcomes this significant endorsement and investment in NewGen by HDF, and looks forward to our collaboration and sharing of expertise. Our partnership enables improved local access to international finance and technology, optimum opportunities for local ownership, and an acceleration of Trinidad and Tobago’s energy transition commitments.”
Damien HAVARD, CEO of HDF Energy said: “We believe we have the ideal partners in Kenesjay Green, given their extensive knowledge of the industry, business acumen and their commitment to local development. Our investment in NewGen affirms our belief that Trinidad and Tobago’s energy industry offers a unique opportunity for the development of world scale and cost competitive carbon-free Hydrogen. This project demonstrates that green solutions can effectively support the transition of hydrocarbon-based economies like Trinidad and Tobago – and HDF is poised to be a part of leading the change.”
ABOUT HDF ENERGY
HDF Energy is a global pioneer in hydrogen energy. HDF develops, finances and operates multi-megawatts Hydrogen-Power plants. These plants provide continuous or on-demand electricity from renewable energy sources (wind or solar), combined with high power fuel cells supplied by HDF.
HDF has developed the world’s first mass production plant for high-power fuel cells for energy, which will be commissioned in France in 2023. Through this activity, HDF Energy will also serve the maritime and data center markets.
HDF Energy is a powerful accelerator of the energy transition by offering non-intermittent, grid-friendly and on-demand renewable power. HDF is a company listed on the regulated market of Euronext Paris
ABOUT KENESJAY GREEN
Kenesjay Green Limited (KGL) is a locally owned sustainable energy firm committed to leading the way to the Caribbean energy transition. Based in Trinidad and Tobago, the company is an affiliate of Kenesjay Systems Limited, and is dedicated to developing a pipeline of viable decarbonising and green project opportunities, which will create pioneering first-mover advantages for Trinidad, Tobago, and the Region (www.kenesjaygreen.com). The NewGen Hydrogen Project is the first major initiative of KGL.
Project website: https://www.newgenenergyltd.com
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
Press Relations HDF Caribbean
Thibault MENAGE, VP Caribbean firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Coordination for Kenesjay Green
Natasha David, Head of Compliance email@example.com
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
HCL and UNLEASH Partner to Develop Solutions for Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation20.5.2022 17:59:00 CEST | Press release
HCL Group and UNLEASH, a global innovation program for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), announced a year-long collaboration to mobilize youth and develop innovative solutions to promote aquatic ecosystem conservation. These solutions will aim to tackle challenges from Source (mountains & glaciers) to Sink (oceans and seas) and their links to terrestrial ecosystems. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220520005178/en/ Nature and ocean conservation play a critical role in our survival. Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems provide us with food, water, oxygen, energy, and medicines. They regulate our climate, provide pollination to crops, and reduce the impact of natural hazards. Despite the vital importance of our planet’s ecosystems, we are experiencing a human-caused deterioration of our natural habitats: human activity has altered almost 75% of the Earth’s terrestrial surface, squeezing wildlife and natu
PPG Showcases Innovations in Paints, Coatings, Specialty Materials That Enhance Sustainability, Efficiency, Mobility20.5.2022 14:00:00 CEST | Press release
PPG (NYSE:PPG) today showcased its latest innovations to media at its production and research and development (R&D) facility in Amsterdam. The event focused on advancements in three key areas – sustainability, efficiency and mobility – reflecting the company’s goals of helping customers lower costs, reduce their environmental footprint and support the global shift to electric vehicles (EVs). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220520005101/en/ PPG showcased its latest innovations to media at its production and research and development facility in Amsterdam on May 20. The event focused on advancements in three key areas – sustainability, efficiency and mobility – reflecting the company’s goals of helping customers lower costs, reduce their environmental footprint and support the global shift to electric vehicles. (Photo: Business Wire) Recent PPG innovations highlighted during the event include: PPG CORACHAR® batte
Ecopia AI Partners with Snap Inc. Subsidiary to Pilot 3D Map Content Integration20.5.2022 13:00:00 CEST | Press release
Ecopia AI announced today that it was selected by a Snap Inc. subsidiary to provide high-precision vector mapping data. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220520005091/en/ Sample of the 3D Vector Map of Buildings and Vegetation Generated by Ecopia AI Leveraging Airbus Imagery (Photo: Business Wire) Ecopia leverages advanced AI-based mapping systems to mine the most up-to-date commercially-available geospatial imagery, accessed through its global partner network, outputting high-precision vector maps. For this initiative, Ecopia turned to Airbus for access to their global premium 30-50cm high-resolution imagery database, which is serving as the input imagery for large-scale map content production. “Ecopia has proven their ability to deliver highly-accurate mapping data at a large-scale with unparalleled speed,” said Snap, Inc subsidiary spokesperson. “Ecopia’s mission is to digitize the world using AI, offering hi
B2Broker Announced Annual Payments for B2Core, MarksMan, and B2Trader Products20.5.2022 10:00:00 CEST | Press release
B2Broker is excited to announce that it now offers an annual payment option for the three core products: MarksMan, B2Core, and B2Trader. With the introduction of this new plan, customers will be provided with a discount and a simpler approach to planning their budget. This change will allow the company to streamline its finances and improve cash flow. The annual plan is already applicable to all three products. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220520005015/en/ B2Broker Announced Annual Payments for B2Core, MarksMan, and B2Trader Products (Graphic: Business Wire) MarksMan Whether you're a seasoned pro or just getting started in the world of digital assets, MarksMan is the perfect solution. With support for spot and perpetual futures liquidity, along with easy access to liquidity pools on major crypto exchanges, MarksMan has everything you need. There's no better time to test it out than now, with the basic packa
Harm Reduction Policies Key to Improve Europeans’ Health20.5.2022 06:00:00 CEST | Press release
Yesterday, the Platform for Better Preventive Healthcare organised a policy briefing “What are the next steps for the EU addictions policy”, hosted by Czech Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Radka Maxová (Socialists and Democrats). The briefing gathered healthcare experts and political stakeholders to discuss the Report of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) adopted last February by the European Parliament. The discussion focused on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and addictions management. Recent data shows that the pandemic led to an increase in addictive behaviours related to alcohol, gambling, tobacco and digital addictions among Europeans. Deferring to the best available scientific evidence, the BECA Report acknowledged the importance of harm reduction policies like the use of harm reduction products such as e-cigarettes. The panel discussion echoed the Report’s recommendations and Prof. Viktor Mravčík, Head of Science at the Institute of Rational Addictio