On the sidelines of the meeting between the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on 22 August in Chantilly, during the official visit to France of the latter, Florence Lambert, director of CEA-Liten, signed with the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) an agreement in the field of hydrogen.
In this implementation agreement, the two parties agree to work together in various fields of energy based on hydrogen and fuel cells, including the production of hydrogen by electrolysis, the development of energy storage capacities renewable sources, and transport applications.
The agreement aims to extend the scope of cooperation between NISE and CEA-Liten, a CEA institute working on renewable energies, as defined in a Memorandum of Understanding on Technology Cooperation. solar photovoltaic and storage, signed on March 10, 2018 during the visit of the President of the Republic in India.
NISE, a leading Indian player in applied research in the field of renewable energy, is attached to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). As a bridge between government, research organizations and the industrial sector in India, NISE is responsible for testing the technological solutions that can be deployed in India.
The CEA, whose expertise on hydrogen technologies is recognized, has been mandated by the French government to conduct a vast study on the prospects of the hydrogen sector in France as part of the energy transition.
After gathering the vision and strategy of the major players in the sector in France, the CEA, in close interaction with the MTES, submitted a roadmap in March 2019.