H2SYS: Winner of International Cooperation and Export Hydrogen Award – Trophées de l’Hydrogène

By January 26, 2019 3   min read  (510 words)

January 26, 2019 |

Equipe H2SYS

Dunkerque (France)–Hydrogen fuel cell systems and the “zero emission” fuel cell generators developed by H2SYS received an award during the Hydrogen Trophies.

Launched at the end of 2017, after 2 years of technical research and development, and based on a hundred years of cumulative experience in the field of hydrogen-energy by its 6 founding partners, H2SYS develops hydrogen fuel cell systems and “zero emission” fuel cell genset for converting hydrogen into electricity.

Since its first year, the company has been particularly successful in winning several export markets representing more than 40% of its turnover: the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom … and even Fiji Islands are the countries where H2SYS solutions have been installed. Based in Belfort, the team of a dozen people industrializes today its solutions: “Our goal has been to standardize and produce our own hydrogen fuel cell system, the heart of our products. This system is a plug and play solution that can be easily integrated for manufacturers. We offer our fuel cell system in a modular version to meet the specific needs of our customers.” says Sébastien Faivre, CEO and co-founder.

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Arnaud Leroy, chairman of Ademe & Sebastien Faivre, CEO of H2SYS Photo credits: La Documentation parlementaire – Hydrogenium, Elena Blum

While awarding the company that has been particularly successful in more than one international markets as well as in exporting its know-how, the International Cooperation and Export Award recognizes the strategy put in place by H2SYS since its creation. Thus, at the end of 2018, several contracts of distribution abroad have already been signed, with a reinforcement of the sales team in Germany. In 2019, H2SYS will launch the marketing of its new range of “zero emission” electric generators powered by hydrogen. This product, intended both for the export market and for national needs, which has “shaken” the genset market, has become today, thanks to H2SYS, a quiet, intelligent and environmentally friendly device.

The HYDROGEN TROPHIES awards, a recognition of French excellence in the hydrogen market.

The HYDROGEN TROPHIES aim to reward an innovative project or a company that has led a remarkable project and developed an innovative solution in the field of hydrogen. These trophies, which are the first to honor hydrogen in the history of energy in France, coincide with the government’s announcement last June to invest heavily in the sector.

This competition, organized by LSCom-La Documentation Parlementaire, in partnership with Ademe, the Urban Community of Dunkerque and Nedo, awards​ companies and projects according to 8 categories:

  • Carbon-free Industry Award: awarded to Haffner Energy
  • Storage and Renewable Energy Promotion Prize: awarded to the Morbihan Energie Mixed Syndicate
  • Railway, fluvial and aeronautical mobility prize awarded to Vents du Nord
  • Ground freight shipping Award: won by Jean Chereau SAS
  • Passengers Transport Service Award: awarded to the Mixed Transport Union Artois Gohelle
  • Awareness, Education and Training Award: awarded to 24Hours de SaintJo
  • International Cooperation and Hydrogen Export Award, won by H2SYS
  • Territorial Transition Prize: awarded to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region


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