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France: The HyPort Project Receives the Support of ADEME

By July 16, 2019 3   min read  (531 words)

July 16, 2019 |

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The HyPort project, run by the company of the same name, is the first dossier finalized within the framework of the ADEME call for projects “H2 Mobility Ecosystem”.

The agency has targeted its support for the “hydrogen airport ecosystem” part of Toulouse-Blagnac with a proposed support of more than € 5 million for the production, distribution and mobile use segments: buses, light commercial vehicles and for private individuals. 

Arnaud Leroy, President of ADEME, Carole Delga, President of the Occitania / Pyrenees-Mediterranean Region, and Jean-Pierre Moneger, General Manager of ENGIE Cofely will meet in the autumn for an official signing of the convention and will put the first shovel into the ground for the construction of the electrolyser.

This announcement reinforces and celebrates the work accomplished by HyPort for nearly 3 years through its shareholders ENGIE Cofely and the Occitan Region, through AREC Occitanie. It also confirms the position of this project, established and structured in a local ecosystem, which brings together technical experts, territories, users and manufacturers of production and usage tools. Since 2016, HyPort has been working with all public and private stakeholders to deploy the production, distribution and uses of green hydrogen in Occitania.

The first site for HyPort, now officially supported by ADEME, is the Toulouse-Blagnac airport area. HyPort will build a green hydrogen production and distribution station for all potential users, whether they are on the airside or on the city side, private or professional. A second installation will be located in the Tarbes Lourdes area.

Pyrenees. These stations will supply green hydrogen for transport: buses, light commercial vehicles, captive fleets, etc. as well as aeronautical and industrial applications, as for Safran and Alstom companies. “As we have just adopted our Plan for the development of green hydrogen, I am particularly proud that HyPort is the first file selected by ADEME as part of its call for projects. This result is the result of a particularly effective collaboration between partners. I am convinced that this is the right way to build a strong and effective energy renewal for everyone. Together we will move the lines, “said Carole Delga, President of the Occitan Region.

“We are pleased to contribute to the Hyport project, which has been recognized for its economic viability and for the quality of the hydrogen ecosystem that will be deployed. This concretization is a collective success of the actors of the hydrogen sector in Occitania, whose dynamic continues to strengthen around the Hydéo animation supported by the ADEME and the Region. “Says Eric Gouardes, Deputy Regional Director of ADEME Occitanie.

About the Occitania / Pyrenees-Mediterranean Region
Occitania / Pyrenees-Mediterranean, the second largest region in France, is resolutely turned towards the future, with the ambition of becoming the 1st region with positive energy in Europe. The commitment is to halve per capita energy consumption and to triple the production of renewable energies by 2050. A true arm of this approach, the Regional Agency for Energy and Climate has was created last year, to support the actors of the territory. The Region has just adopted, on June 27, its Green Hydrogen Plan: with 150 Meuros from 2019 and until 2030, it aims to position Occitanie as the French leader for the development of this energy of the future.

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