McPhy is to install its 15th hydrogen (H2) station for the Communauté de Communes Touraine Vallée de l’Indre in Sorigny, France.
The station has the capacity to deliver 20kg of H2 per day, able to charge more than a dozen utility vehicles.
Pascal Mauberger, Chairman and CEO of McPhy, said, “The government set new momentum for the French H2 industry with the launch of a rollout plan in June. Projects driving zero-emission mobility can now be initiated on a regional basis.”
“Formed from the merging of two intercommunal bodies, the Communauté de Communes Touraine Vallée de l’Indre has a particularly interesting approach. The grouping together of intercommunal bodies is a guarantee of success, particularly in rural areas, as it facilitates the implementation of local H2 ecosystems that can be replicated in the heart of all regions.”
“We are delighted to be installing our 15th McFilling station in Sorigny and would like to thank the Communauté de Communes Touraine Vallée de l’Indre for placing its trust in us.”
Alain Esnault, President of the Communauté de Communes Touraine Vallée de l’Indre, added, “We welcome the implementation of the HYSOPARC project, which reflects Touraine Vallée de l’Indre’s desire to play an active role in the H2 industry. Our project supports regional innovation and clean mobility, in connection with the French policy supporting regional initiatives.”
“The involvement of the Communauté de Communes and its municipal authorities coupled with McPhy’s recognised expertise represents a key factor for success for the rollout of zero-emission mobility in urban fringes.”
The opening of the station constitutes a first step for the Communauté des Communes, which has demonstrated its desire to develop a H2 production platform. To be developed in the near future using electricity coming from renewable sources, the platform will be attached to a multiservice transport centre.
Coupled with the H2 station, this electrolyser will be able to produce, on-site and on-demand, clean H2 for charging vehicles, and achieving a truly zero-emission mobility chain.
McFilling 20-350 technology selected for the innovative HYSOPARC project
Transportation infrastructures are at the heart of the development and economic and social attractiveness of regional areas: movement of people or goods, private, business or local authority use, by road, rail or air etc.
The rollout of H2 as a clean alternative fuel allows for a long-term vision of regional development. Zero emission mobility helps to make regions more attractive by reconciling ease of use, improved air quality and public health, and encouraging the large-scale rollout of clean energy in the energy mix and creating decentralised value
McFilling 20-350 technology has been selected by the Communauté de Communes Touraine Vallée de l’Indre for its innovative HYSOPARC project. Intended to fuel the equivalent of a dozen utility vehicles per day, the H2 station will be opened in the first quarter of 2019. With capacity of 20kg of H2 per day – equivalent to 12 utility vehicles – the McFilling station, the 15th for McPhy, fits in with the first steps of France’s strategy of priming the market by simultaneously rolling out captive fleets and stations to fuel them.
However, it should be noted that beyond this inception phase, the market is already set for a change of scale. For example, McPhy is present in the very high capacity (several hundred kilos of H2 per day) stations market for fuelling large fleets of vehicles, buses and even hydrogen-propelled trains, with the first contract for a H2 bus station signed in May in the Hauts de France region.