A hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing facility will be built on the former Ford factory in Blanquefort by Hydrogen de France (HDF) in 2023 at Bordeaux Métropole.
On March 20, 2020, Bordeaux Métropole made a public call for expressions of interest from interested parties in order to revitalize the former location of the American manufacturer.
Following months of research and debate, the Bordeaux Métropole, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, and the City of Blanquefort have agreed to keep the project led by (HDF).
Around a hundred jobs should be created as soon as the new plant opens in 2023. The site will occupy three of the thirteen hectares of land returned by Ford to the metropolis.
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About HDF Energy
HDF Energy is a global pioneer in hydrogen power. HDF Energy develops and operates high capacity Hydrogen-to-Power infrastructure to provide firm or on-demand electricity from renewable energy sources (wind or solar), combined with high power fuel cells.
HDF Energy has developed 2 models of Hydrogen-to-Power plants:
- Renewstable® (POWER TO POWER)
Renewstable® multi-megawatt turnkey power plants producing firm renewable electricity. These power plants are composed of an intermittent renewable source and a hydrogen chain for on-site storage.
- Hypower® (GAS TO POWER)
Gas to Power® power plants producing electricity on demand from green hydrogen
HDF Energy has integrated in-house the key know-how of the hydrogen multi-MW fuel cell.
The world’s first mass production plant for high power fuel cells for energy is about to be commissioned in France (Metropole of Bordeaux). Through this activity, HDF Energy will also address the rail, datacenter and maritime markets.
HDF Energy is thus positioning itself as an accelerator company of the energy transition by providing non-intermittent renewable electricity, perfectly adapted to the networks and to demand, which can reach up to 100% of the energy mix.