HRS, a European designer and manufacturer of hydrogen refueling stations, unveiled its new stations’ dispenser designed in collaboration with Philippe Starck, at the opening of COP28, taking place from November 30 to December 12, 2023, in Dubai. The first dispensers will be installed from 2024 on, for both HRS14 (200kg/day) and HRS40 (1 tonne/day) stations.
« Hydrogen is clean; it is nothingness, the ether. It is clear that HRS BY STARCK hydrogen refueling stations should be dematerialized. No particular style or design, for an object, which, like all other smart devices, has already disappeared. This station that will fuel the future is almost invisible: a polished stainless-steel box, a mirror with a window through which we can see that the interior is almost empty, a few strange optical effects, known as dichroism, that make this nothingness change color.
HRS BY STARCK is elegant and intelligent energy, at the service of hydrogen, which is the minimum that gives the maximum, serving people and the future. » Philippe Starck
As a major European player in the roll-out of hydrogen infrastructure for mobility, which will ultimately significantly reduce fossil fuel emissions, HRS will present its technology at a central stand in the COP28 “Green Zone”, the hub dedicated to energy transition technologies, innovation and decarbonization.
Founded in 2004, Hydrogen-Refueling-Solutions (HRS), formerly TSM, is pioneer in hydrogen mobility. European designer and manufacturer of hydrogen refueling stations, for over ten years, the Company has been committed to reducing transport emissions.
At its new Champagnier site, HRS will have the mass production capacity to assemble up to 180 units a year, in record time – as little as 8 weeks.
The Company posted 2022/2023 revenue of €30.1 million. As of June 30, 2023, the company had 135 employees. (ISIN code: FR0014001PM5 – ticker symbol: ALHRS).
As a world-renowned designer who possesses wide-ranging ingenuity, Philippe Starck has always focused on the essentials, on his vision: that creation, whatever form it takes, should improve the lives of as many people as possible. As such, he is one of the pioneers and central figures of the concept of “democratic design”.
By rolling out his impressive body of work across all areas, from day-to-day products (lemon squeezers, furniture, electric bikes and individual wind turbines), architecture (hotels and restaurants seeking to offer a stimulating experience), marine and aerospace engineering (megayachts, space station habitation module), he has continued to push the boundaries and criteria of design, becoming one of the most forward-thinking and renowned inventors in the contemporary international scene.
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