Atawey , Akuo Energy, JCDecaux and Galeries Lafayette join forces to build up the first renewable hydrogen network in France for urban mobility.
Last December, Atawey and its partners won the “Innovation” category of the “2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call” call for proposals from the European Commission. The project called “Last Mile” will aim at deploying large scale hydrogen refuelling stations network in France, in favour of zero-emissions urban logistics.
The first step of the project is the placement of 33 hydrogen stations in urban and suburban areas of Paris and other French towns, and then will be expanded across Europe.
Atawey is a longstanding player in the development of decentralised hydrogen refuelling stations and Akuo Energy is the French leader in providing renewable energy. By joining their respective skills they will allow access to green hydrogen produced from 100 % renewable electricity through compact and decentralized stations across the territory.
JCDecaux, Galeries Lafayette and other partners will drive up to 400 hydrogen-powered vehicles for their last mile logistics in urban areas and plan to avoid emitting 1,182 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Promoting a sustainable mobility across Europe, the European Union will subsidize the “Last Mile” project up to of €7 million.