France further develops hydrogen energy sector


On the 20th January a national meeting on hydrogen technologies was organised in France under the aegis of French Minister for Economic Regeneration, Arnaud Montebourg.

On this occasion, he declared his intention to position France as one of the European champions of the hydrogen sector. Having worked for many years on the emergence of the hydrogen sector, Air Liquide took part in this event. 

Hydrogen energy is a central part of the “battery life and power” plan, which is one of 34 plans in the “New Industrial France” project presented by the French President in September 2013. Its aim is to position France among the European champions of hydrogen and to integrate and structure the entire sector (including fuel cells, electrolysis, storage and distribution). Thus, hydrogen is an energy carrier with an important role to play in France’s energy transition, and the development of the hydrogen sector must be based on the creation of a support infrastructure (hydrogen refuelling stations).

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