France: GL events Group to Purchase 4 Hydrogen Generators from Energy Observer Developments (EODev)

By October 27, 2021 4   min read  (730 words)

October 27, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, France: GL events Group to Purchase 4 Hydrogen Generators from Energy Observer Developments (EODev)
  • The GL events Group, a global player in events, is accelerating the energy transition of the sector with the first acquisition of 4 electro-hydrogen generators (GEH2®) produced by the company Energy Observer Developments (EODev).
  • The ambition for both companies: to launch a new solution for the production of sustainable and silent energy for events.
  • Thanks to its fuel cell, the GEH2® hydrogen generator makes it possible to produce electricity as close as possible to needs, without pollution, without emission of CO2 or fine particles and without waste.

On Wednesday October 27 at 4 p.m., the official signing of a framework contract for the supply of 100% hydrogen mobile generators (GEH2®) between Energy Observer Developments (EODev) will take place at the HyVolution show at the Paris Event Center (Paris 19th). and the GL events Group.

This revolutionary technology, developed and produced in France by the company EODev, will help accelerate the energy transition in the events sector.

From mid-2022, the GL events Group will be in a position to offer its customers an innovative offer: sustainable energy produced at the event location at an affordable cost. 4 100 kVA mobile electric generators running exclusively on hydrogen will initially complete GL events’ offer in energy solutions.

In addition to the absence of polluting emissions, mobile electro-hydrogen units have many advantages:
– ultra quiet during operation,
– no generation of odors,
– instant start and on-board intelligence (connection to 4G and remote monitoring),
– double supply system allowing continuous operation,
– possibility of stacking 2 GEH2® generators to reduce the footprint and give them high visibility,
– cogeneration to produce heat and / or domestic hot water thus allowing achieve yields close to 80%.

Olivier FERRATON, Deputy CEO GL events Group, CEO Live division: This investment illustrates the strong desire of the GL events Group to be a pioneer in this innovative technology which is part of a sustainable development logic. Thanks to this new offer, we want to support our customers in their concern to reduce the environmental impact of their events.

Jérémie LAGARRIGUE, Managing Director EODev: We are happy that a leader like GL events has selected our technology to launch its hydrogen offer. Events are a key sector for the deployment of our solutions and the absence of pollution and noise will soon be the norm. This contract reinforces our development strategy as we prepare to launch our new production line from which nearly 200 land and sea generators will be produced per year.

Charles de LORGERIL, Director of CSR, GL events Group: 12 years ago, the GL events Group was a pioneer in initiating work on the environmental and social performance of its offers. Once again, it is betting on innovation to offer events access to sustainable off-grid energy. This is a real turning point for the energy transition of the sector, and one more step in the Group’s efforts to reduce the carbon impact of its services. 

About GL events

As an integrated group in the event business, GL events is a benchmark player present in the three major events markets: congresses and conventions; events and demonstrations, whether cultural, sporting or political; trade fairs and exhibitions for professionals or the general public. GL events is organized around 3 major poles. GL events Live brings together all of the corporate, institutional and sports events professions. Its teams provide turnkey solutions, from advice to design, to implementation. GL events Exhibitions manages and runs more than 300 proprietary trade fairs *, its portfolio covering many sectors: agro-food, culture, textiles / fashion, industry, etc. GL events Venues manages the network of 50 event sites (convention centers, parks exhibitions, performance halls and multifunctional halls) located in France and internationally. Present on five continents and in more than 20 countries, GL events has 4,600 employees. The Group is listed on Euronext Compartment B Paris.

* 2019 figures, pre-COVID

About EODev

Created in March 2019, EODev (Energy Observer Developments) is the result of unique experience feedback acquired on board Energy Observer: the first clean energy autonomous hydrogen vessel, developing innovative solutions for the environment. The company’s mission is to accelerate the energy transition by offering sustainable, reliable, efficient and accessible industrial solutions using hydrogen. EODev’s expertise and offer are spread across the entire energy value chain with zero-emission electro-hydrogen generators for land (GEH2®) or maritime and river (RexH2®) applications, and stations floating hydrogen distribution mobiles (STSH2). In addition to its industrial activities,

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