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EDEN – Communiqué de presse

November 10th, 2022 by

Dans un contexte de crise énergétique sans précédent, Genvia constitue plus que jamais un objectif majeur de souveraineté industrielle et énergétique. Conscients de ce potentiel, l’État et la Région Occitanie ont souhaité réunir tous les partenaires impliqués autour d’un comité de coordination commun, appelé EDEN (Ecosystème Durable et Énergies Naturelles), afin d’oeuvrer ensemble au développement de nouvelles filières industrielles pour la transition énergétique, dans une logique de partage des risques et des retombées du projet.

Vendredi 30 septembre 2022, Hugues Moutouh, préfet de l’Hérault, et Carole Delga, présidente de la Région Occitanie, ont lancé EDEN depuis le site biterrois de Genvia, en présence de Florence Lambert, présidente de Genvia, et Luc Mas, directeur général Cameron – Schlumberger à Béziers. Ils détaillent les objectifs et les contours de cette nouvelle dynamique.

 

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Genvia Appoints New CEO

February 8th, 2021 by

Genvia governance is established with a Board of Directors from Genvia partner companies, and the definition of a clear roadmap of ambitious milestones for the development and industrialization of solid oxide technologies.

PARIS, February 8, 2021—Schlumberger New Energy, the CEA and partners have announced Florence Lambert as the CEO of the Genvia clean hydrogen production technology venture, effective March 1, 2021. Florence brings more than 20 years of experience in new energy technologies and was previously CEO of CEA-LITEN in Grenoble, France.

“Florence has been a respected voice at the forefront of energy transition technology development for a number of years. We are delighted that she has chosen to bring her experience and passion to the leadership of Genvia. We believe that hydrogen is a critical energy carrier that will enable countries to meet their decarbonization ambitions,” said Ashok Belani, Executive Vice President Schlumberger New Energy.

In the next 30 years, hydrogen production could account for 20% of total energy demand, according to the Hydrogen Council. Genvia’s technology development and industrialization activities will be in step with the anticipated strong growth of the hydrogen economy. Genvia will provide innovative early solutions through strategic alliances in different industries.

“Genvia brings together an extraordinary group of partners, to foster the new ecosystem needed to accelerate the development and industrialization of affordable clean hydrogen production. I am particularly delighted to have the opportunity with Genvia to create business and employment growth while making an impact on climate change,” said Florence Lambert, the newly appointed Genvia CEO.

The Genvia Board of Directors will have high-level executive representation from its founding partners:

  • François Jacq, Chairman and Philippe Stohr, Energy Division Director, CEA
  • Ashok Belani, Executive Vice President New Energy, and Olivier Peyret, Chairman of France, Schlumberger
  • Guy Sidos, Chairman and CEO, Vicat
  • Pascal Baylocq, CEO Geostock, (VINCI Construction)
  • Simon Munsch, Services Director, Occitanie Region.

The Genvia high-performance solid oxide electrolyzer technology developed by the CEA is fully reversible, giving it the flexibility to switch between electrolysis and fuel cell functions. Genvia technology design will enable a 30% higher electricity conversion efficiency per kg of hydrogen produced, bringing the cost of producing clean hydrogen down to a level that competes aggressively with other sources of energy.

Leveraging Schlumberger technology industrialization experience, the first Genvia manufacturing pilot line will be established at a Schlumberger manufacturing facility in Béziers in 2021. Genvia will also set up a Technology Centre co-located with the CEA in Grenoble, France, to accelerate the maturing of the technology through the industrialization process.

Genvia will participate in a series of demonstration projects with partners in different use cases for the industrial, energy and mobility sectors. These demonstration projects will pave the way for the development of the full value chain for the utilization of hydrogen as the clean energy carrier of choice. The different demonstration projects are expected to range from 300 kW systems in 2023 to larger systems with megawatt capacities in 2024.

Based on the results of the pilot line and demonstration projects, investment into the building of a giga factory for the production of solid oxide electrolyzer and fuel cell stacks is expected to launch in 2025. The production ramp of the giga factory will enable Genvia to meet the gigawatt deliveries of electrolyzers and fuel cells, which the market is anticipated to demand at an accelerated pace in 2030 and beyond.

View this press release on the Schlumberger website here: https://www.slb.com/newsroom/press-release/2021/pr-2021-0208-genvia-ceo

View this press release on the CEA website here: https://www.cea.fr/Pages/actualites/institutionnel/presidence-genvia-fevrier-2021.aspx

About Schlumberger New Energy

Schlumberger is the world’s leading provider of technology to the global energy industry. Schlumberger New Energy explores new avenues of growth by leveraging Schlumberger’s intellectual and business capital in emerging new energy markets, with a focus on low-carbon and carbon-neutral energy technologies. Its activities include ventures in the domains of hydrogen, lithium, carbon capture and sequestration, geothermal power and geoenergy for heating and cooling buildings.

About CEA

The CEA is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: energy transition, digital transition, technology for the medicine of the future and defense and security. With a workforce of 20,000 people, based in nine French sites equipped with very large-scale research infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners, in France, Europe and worldwide. According to the Clarivate 2019 ranking, the CEA is the first French research organization, in terms of number of patents filed in France and Europe. The CEA invested through its fully owned subsidiary CEA Investissement, a unique tool for a public research organization. It is assisted and operated by Supernova Invest, the CEA’s private equity partner, which brings its in-depth experience of cutting-edge technologies towards more than 140 investments in deeptech companies, including in the hydrogen industry.
www.cea.fr
www.supernovainvest.com

About VINCI Construction

A subsidiary of VINCI, VINCI Construction, is a global player and European leader, active on five continents, with more than 72,000 employees and 830 companies generating revenue of €14.9 billion in 2019. Structured according to an integrated model, the company has the capacity to intervene over the entire life cycle of a structure (finance, design, construction, maintenance) in eight sectors: buildings, functional structures, transport infrastructure, hydraulic engineering, renewable and nuclear energy, the environment, hydrogen and gas sector, and mines.
www.vinci-construction.com

About Vicat

With almost 200 years of experience, the Vicat Group develops a top-class offering of mineral and bio-based construction materials. In following the trajectory it has set itself for carbon neutrality throughout its value chain, the Group operates three core lines of business: Cement, Ready-Mixed Concrete and Aggregates, as well as related activities. Still family-run, the Company has almost 9,950 employees, and generated consolidated sales of €2.7 billion in 2019. The Group operates in twelve countries: France, Switzerland, Italy, the United States, Turkey, Egypt, Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Kazakhstan, India and Brazil. More than 60% of its sales are generated outside France.
www.vicat.com

About AREC, an investment company in the Occitanie Region

Tool of the Occitanie Region, AREC suggests energy transition solutions to territories. The Agency endeavors to offer actors adapted solutions, whether they are turnkey or specific, depending on the contexts of the actors in the territories of Occitanie. Neutral, it has an objective vision of solutions. A trusted third party for regional actors and serving the general interest, AREC’s added value lies in its unique support across the entire energy transition value chain: from upstream to the realization and financing of projects. The Occitanie Region has also always positioned itself as a pioneer in the development of the hydrogen sector in its territory. This wish was illustrated in 2019 by the adoption of an unprecedented Green Hydrogen Plan, endowed with €150 million, which should make it possible to achieve the objective of becoming the leading positive energy region in Europe by 2050. AREC has actively participated in the deployment of the “green hydrogen” sector in the region since 2016, as an actor of the energy transition in Occitanie. The Agency provides technical support and invests in innovative production and distribution projects in order to deploy hydrogen ecosystems that respect the environment. Thus, AREC is already involved in major projects in Occitanie such as the HyPort project and the Hyd’Occ project.
www.arec-occitanie.fr

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws — that is, statements about the future, not about past events. Such statements often contain words such as “expect,” “may,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “should,” “could,” “will,” “likely,” “goal,” and other similar words. Forward-looking statements address matters that are, to varying degrees, uncertain, such as the extent to which hydrogen will account for the world’s future energy demands; zero emissions goals, anticipated growth of the hydrogen economy and the level of acceptance of hydrogen in global decarbonization, greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions reduction goals and other forecasts or expectations regarding global climate change. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the level of acceptance of hydrogen in global decarbonization; the inability to achieve net zero goals; the inability to recognize intended benefits of Genvia’s business strategies and initiatives; the inability to produce hydrogen at costs competitive to other sources of energy; legislative and regulatory initiatives addressing environmental concerns, including initiatives addressing the impact of global climate change; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the companies’ public filings, including Schlumberger’s most recent Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize (or the consequences of such a development changes), or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those reflected in our forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, the parties disclaim any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information, contact:

Media

Giles Powell – Director of Corporate Communication, Schlumberger Limited
Tel: +1 (713) 375-3494
communication@slb.com

Tuline Laeser – CEA
Tel: +33 1 64 50 20 97
presse@cea.fr

Investors

Ndubuisi Maduemezia – Vice President of Investor Relations, Schlumberger Limited
Joy V. Domingo – Director of Investor Relations, Schlumberger Limited
Tel: +1 (713) 375-3535
investor-relations@slb.com

Annonce de la nomination du président de Genvia

February 8th, 2021 by

Schlumberger New Energy, le CEA et leurs partenaires annoncent la nomination de Florence Lambert au poste de Présidente de l’entreprise Genvia, spécialisée dans les technologies de production d’hydrogène décarboné, à compter du 1er mars 2021. Florence Lambert, auparavant directrice du CEA-Liten à Grenoble, mettra à profit plus de 20 ans d’expérience dans le domaine des nouvelles technologies énergétiques.

Au cours des 30 prochaines années, la production d’hydrogène pourrait représenter 20 % de la demande énergétique totale, selon l’Hydrogen Council. Les activités de développement technologique et d’industrialisation de Genvia seront en phase avec la forte croissance prévisible du marché de l’hydrogène. Genvia apportera depremières solutions innovantes, grâce à des alliances stratégiques dans différentes industries.

“Genvia rassemble un groupe extraordinaire de partenaires et favorise la constitution du nouvel écosystème nécessaire pour accélérer le développement et l’industrialisation d’une production d’hydrogène décarbonée abordable. Je suis particulièrement ravie d’avoir l’opportunité de créer, au travers de Genvia, de la valeur et des emplois, tout en ayant un impact sur le changement climatique”, a déclaré Florence Lambert, la nouvelle présidente de Genvia.

Le conseil d’administration de Genvia sera composé de représentants de haut niveau de ses partenaires fondateurs :

  • François Jacq, Administrateur général du CEA et Philippe Stohr, directeur des énergies du CEA
  • Ashok Belani, vice-président exécutif des nouvelles énergies, et Olivier Peyret, président de la France, Schlumberger
  • Guy Sidos, président et directeur général, Vicat
  • Pascal Baylocq président de Geostock (VINCI Construction)
  • Stéphane Péré, directeur général AREC Occitanie

La technologie Genvia d’électrolyseur d’oxyde solide à haute performance, développée par le CEA, est entièrement réversible, ce qui lui donne la flexibilité de passer de l’électrolyse à la pile à combustible. La conception de la technologie Genvia permettra d’augmenter de 30 % le rendement de conversion de l’électricité par kilogramme d’hydrogène produit, ramenant le coût de production d’hydrogène propre à un niveau concurrentiel par rapport aux autres sources d’énergies.

Tirant parti de l’expérience de Schlumberger en matière d’industrialisation de nouvelles technologies, la première ligne pilote de fabrication de Genvia sera mise en place dans une usine Schlumberger à Béziers en 2021. Genvia s’appuiera également sur un centre technologique copiloté avec le CEA et installé sur le centre CEA-Grenoble, afin d’accélérer l’exploitation de la maturation de la technologie par le processus d’industrialisation.

Genvia participera à une série de projets de démonstration avec des partenaires dans différents cas d’utilisation pour les secteurs de l’industrie, de l’énergie et de la mobilité. Ces projets de démonstration ouvriront la voie au développement de la chaîne de valeur complète, pour l’utilisation de l’hydrogène comme vecteur d’énergie décarbonée de choix. Les différents projets de démonstration devraient porter sur des systèmes de 300 kW en 2023 et des systèmes d’une capacité de plusieurs mégawatts en 2024.

Sur la base des résultats de la ligne pilote et des projets de démonstration, l’investissement dans la construction d’une Giga Factory pour la production d’électrolyseurs haute température à oxyde solide et de piles à combustible devrait être lancé en 2025. La rampe de production de la Giga Factory permettra à Genvia de répondre aux livraisons de gigawatts d’électrolyseurs et de piles à combustible que le marché devrait demander en 2030 et au-delà.

Le CEA, copilote scientifique du PPR « Applications de l’hydrogène »
Le CEA est un acteur clé de la Stratégie nationale pour le développement de l’hydrogène décarboné, rendue publique par l’Etat en septembre 2020. Le gouvernement a annoncé en janvier 2021 que le CEA piloterait, aux côtés du CNRS, un Programme Prioritaire de Recherche « applications de l’hydrogène », mobilisant les moyens du quatrième Programme des Investissements d’Avenir, pour soutenir la recherche en amont et préparer la future génération des technologies de l’hydrogène. François Jacq, Administrateur général du CEA, siège par ailleurs au Conseil national de l’hydrogène, mis en place par le gouvernement en janvier 2021.

Mise en garde concernant les déclarations prospectives
Ce communiqué de presse contient des “déclarations prospectives” au sens des lois fédérales américaines sur les valeurs mobilières – c’est-à-dire des déclarations concernant l’avenir, et non des événements passés. Ces déclarations contiennent souvent des mots tels que “s’attendre à”, “peut”, “croire”, “planifier”, “estimer”, “avoir l’intention”, “anticiper”, “devrait”, “pourrait”, “sera”, “probable”, “objectif” et autres mots similaires. Les déclarations prospectives abordent des questions qui sont, à des degrés divers, incertaines, telles que la mesure dans laquelle l’hydrogène tiendra compte des futures demandes énergétiques mondiales ; les objectifs d’émissions zéro, la croissance prévue de l’économie de l’hydrogène et le niveau d’acceptation de l’hydrogène dans la décarbonisation mondiale, les objectifs de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre (“GES”) et d’autres prévisions ou attentes concernant le changement climatique mondial. Ces déclarations sont sujettes à des risques et incertitudes, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, le niveau d’acceptation de l’hydrogène dans la décarbonisation mondiale ; l’incapacité à atteindre l’objectif de zéro émission.

Read the original article here: https://www.cea.fr/Pages/actualites/institutionnel/presidence-genvia-fevrier-2021.aspx

Approval for the Formation of Genvia

January 11th, 2021 by

The Genvia venture will focus on the development and industrial deployment of a game-changing electrolyzer technology for clean hydrogen production

PARIS, January 11, 2021—Schlumberger New Energy, the CEA and Partners announced today the European Commission’s approval for the formation of Genvia, a clean hydrogen production technology venture. In a unique private-public partnership model, Genvia combines the expertise and experience of Schlumberger and the CEA with VINCI Construction, Vicat, and the investment vehicle of the French Occitanie Region, l’Agence Régionale de l’Energie et du Climat (AREC).

Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier and a key component of the energy transition for many countries targeting carbon neutrality by 2050. The new venture will accelerate the development and the first industrial deployment of the CEA high-temperature reversible solid oxide electrolyzer technology, as the most efficient and cost-effective technology for clean hydrogen production.

Broad and deep alliances are critical to reach hydrogen production goals, evolving applications and creating a new energy infrastructure.

“We are very pleased to be working alongside such experienced and strong partners as we strive to develop technologies that enable decarbonization. Together, building on a set of technologies developed by the CEA over the last decade, we have ambitious growth plans for a technology that we expect to be a game-changer in the production of clean hydrogen. This initiative demonstrates an alignment of environmental and economic growth ambitions that is important for France and Europe in support of the government’s and the Commission’s recovery plan,” said François Jacq, Chairman of the CEA.

Genvia technology aims to achieve the highest system efficiency, resulting in significantly less electricity use per kg of hydrogen produced. The technology is the first of its kind that is fully reversible, giving it the flexibility to switch between electrolysis and fuel cell functions.

“Clean hydrogen production is critical for the world to meet its energy transition goals. Genvia will bring together outstanding science and advanced engineering to accelerate the development of a core technology to unlock affordable hydrogen production, energy storage and fuel applications at scale,” said Olivier Le Peuch, Chief Executive Officer, Schlumberger.

The manufacturing of solid oxide electrolyzers will occur at the Genvia gigafactory, which will be established in Béziers, Occitanie Region, France. The center for technology transfer will be located at the CEA site in Grenoble, France.

View this press release on the Schlumberger website here: https://www.slb.com/newsroom/press-release/2021/pr-2021-0111-genvia

View this press release on the CEA website here: https://www.cea.fr/Pages/actualites/institutionnel/approbation-commission-europeenne-genvia.aspx

About Schlumberger New Energy

Schlumberger is the world’s leading provider of technology to the global energy industry. Schlumberger New Energy explores new avenues of growth by leveraging Schlumberger’s intellectual and business capital in emerging markets, with a focus on low-carbon and carbon-neutral energy technologies. Its activities include ventures in the domains of hydrogen, lithium, carbon capture and sequestration, geothermal power and geo-energy for heating and cooling buildings.

About CEA

The CEA is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: energy transition, digital transition, technology for the medicine of the future and defense and security. With a workforce of 20,000 people, based in nine French sites equipped with very large-scale research infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners, in France, Europe and worldwide. According to the Clarivate 2019 ranking, the CEA is the first French research organization, in terms of number of patents filed in France and Europe.
www.cea.fr

About VINCI Construction

A subsidiary of VINCI, VINCI Construction, is a global player and European leader, active on five continents, with more than 72,000 employees and 830 companies generating revenue of €14.9 billion in 2019. Structured according to an integrated model, the company has the capacity to intervene over the entire life cycle of a structure (finance, design, construction, maintenance) in eight sectors: buildings, functional structures, transport infrastructure, hydraulic engineering, renewable and nuclear energy, the environment, hydrogen and gas sector, and mines.
www.vinci-construction.com

About Vicat

With almost 200 years of experience, the Vicat Group develops a top-class offering of mineral and bio-based construction materials. In following the trajectory it has set itself for carbon neutrality throughout its value chain, the Group operates three core lines of business: Cement, Ready-Mixed Concrete and Aggregates, as well as related activities. Still family-run, the Company has almost 9,950 employees, and generated consolidated sales of €2.7 billion in 2019. The Group operates in twelve countries: France, Switzerland, Italy, the United States, Turkey, Egypt, Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Kazakhstan, India and Brazil. More than 60% of its sales are generated outside France.
www.vicat.com

About AREC, an investment company in the Occitanie Region

Tool of the Occitanie Region, AREC suggests energy transition solutions to territories. The Agency endeavors to offer actors adapted solutions, whether they are turnkey or specific, depending on the contexts of the actors in the territories of Occitanie. Neutral, it has an objective vision of solutions. A trusted third party for regional actors and serving the general interest, AREC’s added value lies in its unique support across the entire energy transition value chain: from upstream to the realization and financing of projects. The Occitanie Region has also always positioned itself as a pioneer in the development of the hydrogen sector in its territory. This wish was illustrated in 2019 by the adoption of an unprecedented Green Hydrogen Plan, endowed with €150 million, which should make it possible to achieve the objective of becoming the leading positive energy region in Europe by 2050. AREC has actively participated in the deployment of the “green hydrogen” sector in the region since 2016, as an actor of the energy transition in Occitanie. The Agency provides technical support and invests in innovative production and distribution projects in order to deploy hydrogen ecosystems that respect the environment. Thus, AREC is already involved in major projects in Occitanie such as the HyPort project and the Hyd’Occ project.
www.arec-occitanie.fr

For further information, contact:

Media

Giles Powell – Director of Corporate Communication, Schlumberger Limited
Tel: +1 (713) 375-3494
communication@slb.com

Tuline Laeser – CEA
Tel: +33 1 64 50 20 97
presse@cea.fr

Investors

Ndubuisi Maduemezia – Vice President of Investor Relations, Schlumberger Limited
Joy V. Domingo – Director of Investor Relations, Schlumberger Limited
Tel: +1 (713) 375-3535
investor-relations@slb.com

Création de Genvia, pour la production d’hydrogène décarboné

January 11th, 2021 by

Schlumberger New Energy, le CEA et leurs partenaires annoncent aujourd’hui l’approbation par la Commission européenne de la création de Genvia, une société conjointe de technologie pour la production d’hydrogène décarboné. Au travers d’un modèle unique de partenariat public-privé, Genvia alliera les savoir-faire et expertises de Schlumberger et du CEA à ceux de VINCI Construction, de Vicat et de l’Agence Régionale Energie Climat (AREC) Occitanie, société d’investissement de la Région Occitanie.

L’hydrogène décarboné constitue un élément-clé de la transition énergétique pour de nombreux pays qui visent la neutralité carbone à horizon 2050. La nouvelle société accéléra le développement et permettra le premier déploiement industriel de la technologie réversible d’électrolyseur haute température à oxyde solide du CEA, la plus efficace et la plus rentable pour la production d’hydrogène décarboné.

Cette alliance forte entre des partenaires aux expertises complémentaires est essentielle pour atteindre les objectifs de production d’hydrogène décarboné, développer ses applications et créer une nouvelle infrastructure énergétique.

« Nous sommes très heureux de travailler aux côtés de partenaires aussi expérimentés et solides, au profit du développement de technologies de décarbonation dans lequel le CEA est pleinement impliqué. Ensemble, sur la base d’un portefeuille technologique développé par le CEA au cours de la dernière décennie, nous envisageons des plans de croissance ambitieux pour la technologie d’électrolyse haute température, qui a le potentiel de changer la donne dans la production d’hydrogène décarboné. Cette initiative est le fruit d’un alignement d’ambitions environnementales et économiques, cruciales pour la France et l’Europe en appui au plan de relance du gouvernement et de la Commission » selon François Jacq, Administrateur général du CEA

La technologie Genvia, qui vise à atteindre le plus haut niveau d’efficacité, permet de réduire considérablement la consommation d’électricité par kilogramme d’hydrogène produit. Cette technologie d’électrolyseur est la première à être complètement réversible, permettant de basculer d’un mode électrolyse à un mode pile à combustible.

« La production d’hydrogène décarboné est essentielle pour que le monde atteigne ses objectifs en matière de transition énergétique. Genvia, en combinant recherche scientifique de pointe et ingénierie avancée, accélèrera le développement d’une technologie fondamentale qui permettra de déployer la production d’hydrogène décarboné à un prix abordable et d’élargir ses différents usages comme vecteur énergétique ou moyen de stockage », selon Olivier Le Peuch, Directeur général de Schlumberger.

La fabrication de ces électrolyseurs à oxyde solide se fera dans la Gigafactory de Genvia, implantée à Béziers, en Région Occitanie. Le centre de transfert technologique sera basé au CEA-Grenoble.

Read the original article here: https://www.cea.fr/Pages/actualites/institutionnel/approbation-commission-europeenne-genvia.aspx