With its efforts to reduce air pollution a top priority, the City of Paris has selected the Idex-McPhy Energy team to install and manage a hydrogen refuelling station to be located in Ivry-sur-Seine.

The French capital is keen to innovate and plan for the future of its light utility vehicle fleet and will inaugurate the station during the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 (COP21) in Paris from 30th November to 11th December.

This project is in line with both the ambitious mobility plan being adopted by the City of Paris, as well as the objectives of combating pollution and global warming to be reaffirmed during COP21.

For McPhy Energy, specialised in hydrogen production and storage equipment for industry and energy markets, this is the third hydrogen refuelling station awarded to it in France in the last two months. The facility will make use of technologies developed by McPhy Energy for refuelling stations (McFilling®).

Idex, meanwhile, the leading independent provider of energy efficiency solutions in France, will be responsible for installing and operating the service station. In this way, Idex confirms its commitment to becoming a leading provider operating across all existing and future markets using hydrogen.

“By winning with our partner, Idex, this call for tenders by France’s most important city, McPhy Energy has once again demonstrated the perfect alignment of its offering of modular refuelling stations with the needs for deploying soft hydrogen infrastructure easily integrated at the local level of major urban regions,” said Pascal Mauberger, Chairman and CEO of McPhy Energy.

“We are particularly proud of being able to demonstrate in this way the relevance of hydrogen mobility as a means of reducing the emission of pollutants in the transportation sector during an event of such symbolic importance as the COP21.”