Hydrogen projects

ZIBAC “Loire Estuaire”

Transport / Distribution
River and sea mobility
Industrial applications

Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, Atlantic France

Project start date : 2022

The local authorities and major industrialists (AILE) of the Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port are developing an energy transition policy with all the port’s industrial players through the “Loire Estuary” ZIBaC low-carbon industrial zone project.

With more than 30 million tonnes of goods in 2022, Nantes Saint-Nazaire is the largest port on the French Atlantic coast and the fourth largest seaport. Energy accounts for the lion’s share of traffic (70%), and the significant greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial zone and port represent a major opportunity for the region’s environmental and economic transition.

The Loire estuary ZIBAC project includes a number of sub-projects related to energy infrastructure and use, the decarbonisation of port flows, environmental resilience, and industrial ecology. A call for tenders for the mass production of hydrogen and the production of electrofuels will be launched in 2023.

Progress of the project

  1. Prototyping phase (feasibility, design)
  2. Industrialization phase
  3. Series production/operation phase

Project partners

Latest news: Transforming the Loire Estuary area into a low-carbon energy hub

The Loire Estuary area has just been selected as the winner of the call for projects for the Low Carbon Industrial Zone (ZIBaC), sponsored by ADEME as part of the “France 2030” programme.