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AOC Putting Hydrogen Fuel Cells Into Action at the 24 Hours of La Mans

By August 21, 2021 3   min read  (431 words)

August 21, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, AOC Putting Hydrogen Fuel Cells Into Action at the 24 Hours of La Mans

On the occasion of the international automobile event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, on August 21 and 22, EODev & the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) have installed its electro-hydrogen generator GEH2® near the legendary circuit.

HYDROGEN POWER GENERATORS

There will be two zero-carbon hydrogen generators at the 24 Hours of Le Mans racetrack as part of AOC’s  bid to tackle climate change. Spectators will be able to see the EODev Hydrogen generator that will power the big screen in the Fan Zone in the race village.

AOC Putting Hydrogen Fuel Cells Into Action at the 24 Hours of La Mans 2

Groupe électrogène à Hydrogène
Antonin VINCENT (ACO)

It supplies part of the Fan Zone with electricity without environmental or noise pollution throughout the week of the event. Young and old can thus discover how it works and interact with EODev engineers present on site.

The organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) is a particularly pioneer in terms of hydrogen, notably with the development of a dedicated category and the launch in 2018 of the MissionH24 program. A distribution station was even inaugurated on site last year. With the GEH2® EODev, the ACO is strengthening its CSR strategy on the energy side, a major lever for greening all major events.

Without any emission of CO2 and fine particles, odorless and practically noiseless, the EODev – GEH2® electro-hydrogen generator only emits water. It delivers a power of 100kVA and consumes only 3.5kg of hydrogen per hour at full speed.

“Having the opportunity to be present at this type of event reinforces the place of hydrogen in our society and its potential for use in many sectors. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an event of great renown: it is therefore an opportunity to enlighten spectators on existing innovations in hydrogen energy solutions. ” Jérémie Lagarrigue , Managing Director, EODev

“We are increasingly committed to an energy transition approach with our EngageMans for the Future strategy and we are investing in alternative engines to fossil fuels. We are looking for innovation partners: it is therefore natural that we turned to EODev to invest in hydrogen technology for back-up energies. ” Stéphane Darracq , General Manager, Automobile Club de l’Ouest.

 

Also at the event will be PowiDian and it will supply the reception area for ACO members during the 24 Hours of Le Mans with one of the hydrogen generators from its “MobHyl Power” range, as part of the ACO’s CSR strategy to reduce the carbon impact.

PowiDian designs “zero-emission” generators, an alternative solution to polluting and noisy diesel generators, and will expand its range by offering new models to the market very soon.

PowiDian Hydrogen Generator

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