McPhy Energy and Atawey have signed a deal to work together on the development of an autonomous energy production solution – using hydrogen.

Under the terms of this agreement, McPhy Energy becomes the supplier of the solid state hydrogen storage systems to be integrated within Atawey’s energy autonomy solutions based on hydrogen generation for the storage of intermittent renewable energy. McPhy Energy will also contribute in promoting Atawey solutions worldwide.

Atawey will integrate the McPhy Energy’s low temperature metal hydrides technology for low-pressure solid-state hydrogen storage. Through McPhy Energy’s international distribution network, Atawey will be able to address global energy autonomy markets (difficult to access remote sites not connected to electricity grids for which gas sourcing is complex and costly).

In June, in collaboration with the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) team a first installation will be delivered for isolated housing applications at the French National Solar Energy Institute (INES). Within the framework of the Thémis project, a second one will be also delivered in the third quarter for industrial applications like telecom antenna. Commercial studies are in progress for installations in mountain and island regions of the French territory.

“We welcome this agreement with McPhy Energy who successfully developed this solid storage technology adapted to our specific needs within a very short timeframe. This will allow us to develop a high capacity and long-lasting solution for renewable energy storage under conditions of safety and reliability that are perfectly adapted to Atawey’s systems. This partnership with a major reference on the hydrogen energy sector will allow us through its subsidiaries to promote our energy autonomy solutions in international markets,” commented Jean-Michel Amaré, Chairman and Co-Founder of Atawey.

“We are most pleased to collaborate on this project with Atawey, an innovative start-up that has built on matured French technologies to propose safe and sustainable energy autonomy equipment for remote site applications. This new agreement is fully aligned with our strategy for developing in global markets for hydrogen energy,” concluded Pascal Mauberger, President and CEO of McPhy Energy.