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CMA CGM becomes partner to the Jupiter 1000 project

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  • Convert renewable electricity into hydrogen and e-methane to promote the development of low-carbon solutions.
  • A sharing of expertise and R&D to facilitate the development of the energies of tomorrow.
  • The lessons learned by Jupiter 1000 should enable the large-scale production of low-carbon e-methane for CMA CGM Group ships.

MARSEILLE : The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport and logistics, joins the partners of the industrial demonstrator, Jupiter 1000, piloted by GRTgaz and located in Fos-sur-Mer. This innovative facility aims to produce green hydrogen from renewable electricity and e-methane, a synthetic gas, from this hydrogen and CO 2 captured at the output of the industrial process. By joining this project, CMA CGM intends to further accelerate the transition of its fleet to the use of new very low carbon fuels.

With Jupiter 1000, GRTgaz wishes to provide answers to the challenges of the decarbonization of gas networks and the intermittency of renewable energies. The principle consists of transforming a share of renewable electricity, when it is abundant, into low-carbon energy (hydrogen and e-methane) so that it can be stored on a large scale and over long periods.

After a phase of study, administrative authorizations and then construction, the first electrolyser (which makes it possible to produce hydrogen from water and renewable electricity) injected hydrogen into the transport network of gas from GRTgaz in February 2020. A second electrolyser, using a different technology from the previous one, was successfully commissioned in early November 2021.

Beyond the production of hydrogen, Jupiter 1000 also recycles CO 2 by transforming it into syngas. Produced by the boiler of Asco Industrie, a nearby steelworks, the CO 2 is captured at the bottom of the chimney by equipment developed by Leroux&Lotz. A pipeline transports the CO 2 to the Jupiter 1000 site. Instead of being released into the atmosphere, this CO 2 will thus be recycled with hydrogen thanks to a “methane generator” installed by Khymod. The syngas thus produced can replace gas of fossil origin and be injected without restriction into all transport and distribution networks. The commissioning of the elements allowing the methanation of hydrogen is expected for June 2022.

The Jupiter 1000 demonstrator, which fits perfectly into the local ecosystem, brings together the expertise of several partners: the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône for the production of renewable electricity, RTE for the transport of electricity, McPHY for the supply of electrolyzers, Leroux & Lotz for the capture and storage of CO 2 , Khimod for the methanation process, CEA Liten overseeing the tests, GRTgaz and Teréga for the transport of green gases in the traditional gas network and the Major maritime port of Marseille, where it is located. CMA CGM will bring transport and logistics expertise to the Jupiter 1000 project, as well as new directions by expressing customer needs.

Jupiter 1000 regularly receives numerous international delegations since its commissioning (Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Quebec, California, etc


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