Hydrogen mobility: the project of hydrogen maritime shuttles in Rade de Toulon selected by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition via a call for projects launched by ADEME.
In June 2018, the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition announced the implementation of a national plan for the deployment of hydrogen, in particular to develop zero emissions solutions for transport.
It is to this ambition that the call for projects “Ecosystems of hydrogen mobility” launched by the ADEME that the government has charged to facilitate the first deployment of the sector wants to answer. 24 projects have been submitted from all over France.
On May 3rd, the list of the 11 winners was announced, among which the project of hydrogen maritime shuttles in Rade de Toulon , co-opted by ENGIE Cofely , with the key the co-financing of the phase of realization.
A project led by Hynovar , a consortium that brings together the Côte d’Azur Boatmen, the Paul Ricard Circuit and HySeas Energy around the CCI du Var, with the support of the SOUTH Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region and the mobilization of the Toulon Provence Méditerranée Metropolis. Hynovar, consists of deploying a terrestrial and maritime hydrogen sector in the Var, with first installations at the Circuit Paul Ricard and in the port area of Toulon.
The shuttle boat project in Rade de Toulon met the 3 criteria set by the call for projects:
- environmental performance
- the justification of the uses of hydrogen
- the maturity of the project presented
It is now the subject of an in-depth study to determine precisely the amount of public support that will be granted.
The selection of this project on a national scale is a great mark of recognition for the pioneering work carried out by the teams of the CCI du Var and prebi- nity by its President Jacques Bianchi “I want the Var to take a place of deserved leadership! I want our ICC to be a regional locomotive on this hydrogen sector “.
Speaking about Hydrogen will continue to be in the press, the next few months should see even more ambitious projects on mobility and energy transition, this time on the quays of the Port of Toulon, and more specifically in connection with the ferry traffic.