ENGIE Solutions, Siemens Energy, Centrax, Arttic, the German Aerospace Center DLR and four European universities, together forming the Hyflexpower consortium, have announced the successful completion of the first stage of an innovative research project on renewable energy. Located at the Smurfit Kappa Saillat Paper Mill in Saillat-sur-Vienne in France, this program becomes the first industrial facility in the world to introduce an integrated hydrogen demonstrator.The aim of the HYFLEXPOWER project is to demonstrate that green hydrogen can serve as a flexible means of storing energy which can then be used to power an industrial turbine. The hydrogen is produced on site with an electrolyzer and used in a gas turbine with a mix of 30-vol. % hydrogen and 70 vol.-% natural gas for power generation.The project marks the implementation of the world’s first industrial-scale power-to-X-to-power demonstration with an advanced turbine with high hydrogen content fuel. In 2023, trials will continue to increase the hydrogen ratio up to 100%.This project will allow the partners to understand the technical feasibility of using hydrogen while retaining much of the existing energy infrastructure. This demonstrator would open great perspectives for industry.The project, first announced in 2020, involves significant funding by the European Commission, with two-thirds of the EUR 15.2 million investment coming from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation*. The next trials for the HYFLEXPOWER project are scheduled for Summer 2023.