Leading the way in energy transition, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide a sustainable foundation for the future of transport. Whether it is high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling solutions or digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry. 150,000 vehicles in commercial service around the world attest to the Group’s recognised expertise in project management, innovation, design and technology. In 2021, Alstom is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, World and Europe, for the 11th consecutive time. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in 70 countries and employs over 74,000 people worldwide. The Group generated sales of €15.5 billion in the year ended 31 March 2022. Its approximately 12,500 employees in France have the know-how to serve French and international customers. Around 30,000 jobs are generated in France by its 4,500 French suppliers.
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Alstom has a clear ambition: to be the leader in green and intelligent mobility throughout the world. Rail transport is naturally already very green ; however, almost half of the railways in France are not electrified. To avoid using trains powered by fossil fuels (such as diesel), Alstom develops trains using hydrogen solution, like the iLint or Coradia Polyvalent Dual-mode electric / hydrogen.
World leader in low-carbon energy and services, ENGIE works to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral world through more energy-efficient and eco-friendly solutions. With our 170 000 employees worldwide including 2 167 in Burgundy Franche-Comte, our clients, partners and stakeholders, we are a community committed every day to a more harmonious progress.
Faurecia, company of the Group FORVIA, is a global automotive technology leader. With 257 industrial sites, 39 R&D centers and 111,000 employees in 33 countries, Faurecia operates through four areas of business: Seating, Interiors, Clarion Electronics and Clean Mobility. In 2021, the Group reported total turnover of €15.6 billion
As stringent new regulations come into force around the world, and with demand for electrified vehicles constantly increasing, Faurecia has made sustainable mobility a strategic priority. Today, Faurecia is at the heart of a growing ecosystem of partners for hydrogen, supporting its industrialization and adoption at scale. Faurecia is positioned as H2 storage solution provider for all through onboard storage (mobility), hydrogen distribution and stationary storage, and has a clear roadmap to develop hydrogen storage solutions adapted to different use cases in passenger cars, commercial vehicles, logistics, industries and beyond over the coming decade. Faurecia ambitions to become a world leader in hydrogen mobility and targets €3.5bn sales by 2030.
Faurecia supports vehicle manufacturers with full integration of the hydrogen storage system for different vehicle architectures that meet industry requirements with the just-in-time delivery of end-of-line tested turnkey systems.
Hynamics is the 100% subsidiary of EDF Group that produces and markets low-carbon hydrogen. We addresse the most CO₂ emitting markets, which are industry and heavy mobility, with a turnkey offer: investment in production and distribution facilities, supervision, operation and maintenance of installations. We produce hydrogen by electrolysis of water, a technology that does not emit CO₂ when the electricity used comes from decarbonised production means.
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Installed and operated by Hynamics, the low-carbon hydrogen production and distribution station of Greater Belfort will guarantee the first 7 hydrogen-powered buses of the Optymo urban transport
Unique in France, ISTHY will carry out tests and certifications of hydrogen tanks and storage systems, independently and with impartiality for French and international manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and industrials, particularly for the automotive sector. Located in the Territory of Belfort, in Bourgogne Franche Comté, on five hectares, the secured cells will ensure gas, pressure, hydraulic and mechanical tests, for stationary, on-board and transported storage devices, up to 20kg of hydrogen per tank . ISTHY center aims to be collaborative and plan to put its equipment, its industrial knowledge and its expertise at the service of public or private research organizations, and will provide a wide range of training. ISTHY testing and certification center, runs by the REI Group, has received some support from the French governement, the Bourgogne Franche-Comté Region and local fundings.
As a leading european industrial player in hydrogen production and distribution equipment, McPhy contributes to the global development of green hydrogen as a solution for the energy transition. McPhy proposes a range of production and/or distribution equipment to suit all activities and specific needs of any organizations. Its system-based approach combines electrolyzers and hydrogen stations to be an integral part of the low-carbon industrial or territorial ecosystems.
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To deal with the industrialization of markets and to reinforce the competitiveness of green hydrogen, McPhy manages its scaling-up strategy based on a solid manufacturing infrastructure which received significant investment in 2022.
Atawey designs, manufactures and distributes green hydrogen refueling stations; contributing to the deployment of carbon-free hydrogen. Since 2015, Atawey has developed a full range of refueling stations (compact, scalable and mobile stations) to support the growing regional use of hydrogen and offer “customized” solutions adapted to each project – from the pilot project to the complete network. These stations meet the needs of the new hydrogen ecosystems and recharge all types of vehicles: trucks, buses, garbage trucks, cars, utility vehicles, forklifts, cargo bikes, etc. The refueling stations are designed and manufactured in France, in the company’s workshops on their site at Bourget-du-Lac (73) and are environmentally friendly.
ATAWEY launches its new Hydrogen mobile station. Designed for hydrogen vehicle tests and demonstrations, for temporary applications and to take over from fixed stations during maintenance, mobile stations go to customers to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen mobility for the refueling of buses, coaches, trucks and garbage trucks, etc.
EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies (EKPO) is a leading joint venture in the field of development and large-scale production of fuel cell stacks for CO2-neutral mobility. We are a full-service supplier for stack modules and components that are used in the automotive sector as well as in rail and marine applications.
FEV is an international engineering group, a privileged partner of mobility manufacturers in France. With our own test facilities, we support our customers in the development of electric propulsion systems (including batteries), hydrogen and alternative fuels. We also develop our own test bench and equipment solutions.
FEV develops fuel cell and hydrogen engine technologies for the automotive, bus, truck, off-road, marine, rail and aerospace industries. FEV produces fuel cell and hydrogen combustion engine test benches.
FEV is involved in the entire process from the definition of the concept, through integration in the vehicle, to production: benchmarking, simulation, design, safety system, software development, calibration, testing and approval.
H2K is a high-performance proof of concept with a modern powertrain system illustrating the performance and efficiency of hydrogen fuel cell technology in a demanding environment – in this case a racing motorcycle – with high COMPACTNESS and PERFORMANCE requirements.
This concept, developed by H2 Motronics, a design office subsidiary of TEXYS Group (Nevers, France), will be a powertrain solution for LIGHT MOBILITY, whether on land, in the air or at sea.
Based on TEXYS Group’s core business, the H2K project has triggered the development of specific devices and sensors dedicated to hydrogen applications.
Beyond this proof of concept, our offer and 360° technical support (optimised components, sensors, electronic management) have enabled us to secure a first customer order in the light aircraft industry and thus ensure the supply of its H2 powertrain.
Hyliko is the first carbon-negative hydrogen heavy-duty mobility platform. Hyliko offers truck users a pay-per-use integrated solution: truck leasing (from 19t carriers to 44t tractors) and maintenance, supply of hydrogen with a negative carbon footprint in our service stations network and tracking, and carbon footprint management up to the integration of carbon credits in your accounting. With Hyliko, you can decarbonise 3 times faster your transport operations.
Airbus Protect, an Airbus subsidiary, brings together expertises in cybersecurity, safety and sustainability. Pairing expertise built through large-scale projects with the latest insights from our own research programmes, we support customers and their ecosystem in different industrial domains. Our mission is to ensure business resilience, safety, cyber security while meeting tomorrow’s sustainability objectives, enabling inspiring innovation and sustainable growth.
At Airbus Protect, we develop cutting-edge solutions and expertise for the most advanced technologies. We’re currently involved in around 50+ innovation projects designed to unlock ideas that inspire better and more sustainable solutions for future generations.
ALCRYS designs and manufactures innovative industrial gas pressure regulation equipment based on patented and 100% French technology for cutting-edge sectors (Industry, Defense, Renewable Energies), in France and international. ALCRYS is in full development of its activities and strengthens its position in the markets of the future (eg: Hydrogen Mobility), because of its unique and innovative offer.
Full range of devices for distribution and filling station hydrogen 1000 MPa Hysmart / Solenoid valve DN8 100 MPa ATEX / Electronic pressure regulator for filling stations 100 MPa 4-20mA ATEX
For more than 3 decades, the APL GmbH located in Landau/Germany has provided high cutting-edge powertrain engineering support to an international customer base from automotive-, aviation- and mineral oil industry. Of the 1800 employees of the APL Group, 1200 of them work at APL GmbH and use modern testing equipment and facilities. This includes nearly 200 engine, gearbox, drivetrain, chassis dyno, battery test stands as well as the the new fuel cell and H2 combustion engine test facility.
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APL, a leading German Engineering Service Provider, has extented its portfolio to fuel cell development on component, stack and system level. 10 test benches up to 350 kW offer 24/7 operation, climat conditions -40°C to 90°C and contaminant addition.
As a Tier 1 equipment manufacturer and leader in automotive mechatronics systems, Bontaz Group designs, industrializes and produces innovation sub-assemblies nearby customers and local markets across the world. Today, one of two vehicles in the world contains Bontaz technology.
H2 Valve – Pressure Control Valve (Hydrogen Flow Management) – Main features: T°C range = -40°C to 100°C // Fluid: Dry Hydrogen // Leakage: < 10 Ncm3/h STD CE 79/2009 // Flow: 1300 [L/min].
Since 1957, Dimeco has been developing standard equipment and offering customized solutions for metal coil processing. Thanks to our solutions, millions of kilometres of sheet metal have been unrolled by our loyal customers. With a wide range of uncoilers, straighteners, feeders and press equipment, coils and tools handling, we improve Productivity, Flexibility and Safety for industrial sectors like energy, construction, metal furniture and automotive in a Lean approach.
Complete “push-pull” type press feeding solution, dedicated to very thin materials (< 0.1 mm) for the production of bipolar flow plates for hydrogen fuel cells.
DYG Energy is a multi-faceted company that works towards the decarbonisation of industry and the maritime sector. To do so, the company is developing around 3 axes: business development by putting forward low or zero emission solutions, consulting through studies and analyses to choose ecological and economically viable solutions, and finally project management to support the client until the commissioning.
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DYG Energy is involved in a 3MW fuel cell project to support hotel load for ships. In addition, DYG Energy is developing a mobile container, running on e-methanol, to supply ships from the quayside or at sea.
GEN-HY designs, manufactures and distributes energy solutions that harness hydrogen power through safe, reliable and powerful technologies. These environmentally friendly technologies are made in France and provide solutions for the future of mobility and the broader energy transition to renewables.
Gen-hy has chosen the Montbéliard area to install its first electrolyser production plant.This plant, which will be delivered in 2023, will enable the manufacture of hydrogen generators 100% “made in France”. 120 jobs will be created on the site by 2027.
GreenGT is an independent company active in the field of electric-hydrogen technologies. It analyses, designs, develops, carries out and sells studies, products and services applicable to motor sports, the mobility industry and also to infrastructures and regions.
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NGT 65 kW fuel-cell system
The FEMTO-ST Institute “Franche-Comté Electronics MechanicsThermal Science and Optics – Sciences and Technologies”,is a joint research institution, which is under the quadruple authority of the Université de Franche-Comté (UFC), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Ecole Nationale Supérieure deMécanique et Microtechniques (ENSMM) and the Université deTechnologie Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM). The specificity of FEMTO-ST is to associate the Sciences and Technologies of Information and Communication (STIC) with Engineering Sciences. Its thematic field covers optics, acoustics, micro nanosciences and systems, time-frequency, automatic, computer science, mechatronics, as well as mechanics and materials, energy and electrical engineering. The SHARPAC team pursues and develops its research in the fields of electric vehicles and renewable energy, with a specific focus on hydrogen-energy. It is particularly involved in FCLAB and in the French national federation on hydrogen energy FRH2 (CNRS). The scientific topics concern the increase of energy efficiency and durability of hydrogen-based systems. For the Mat’éco team, focus is on the study and development of materials and structures subjected to complex loads in aggressive environments. This is also, and above all, the case of hydrogen interactions in all materials used for storage in this energy carrier. The MINAMAS team works on Mechanosynthesis of intermetallics and characterization of their hydrogen storage properties: Understanding of the mechanisms of hydrogen absorption and restitution by nanocrystalline metals and alloys produced by mechanosynthesis, in comparison with their conventional polycrystalline counterparts.
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Our fields of expertise:
Assistance in the implementation of hydrogen solutions (gaseous and liquid) in the fields of fuel cells, electrolysers, combustion and green hydrogen production
Design and manufacture of specific Test Tools (software & hardware) for Liquid or Gas H2 / N2 / O2 devices
Provision of test benches (study and production) for carrying out your test campaigns on your products (benchmarking, design of experiments, characterization, endurance/ageing…)
Advanced Engineering: studies, modelling, hybridization, simulation
Specific theoretical and practical training on dedicated test benches.
Development of specific test tools in the field of gaseous and liquid hydrogen – Test and characterization center for Fuel Cell systems – Test and characterization center for Fuel Cells – Test and characterization center for liquid hydrogen
H2SYS is an expert of fuel cell systems and integration of H2 technologies. We are developing and manufacturing innovative solutions to use hydrogen to produce green electricity. Our catalogue is composed of 4 main product ranges: low and high hydrogen-powered generators, fuel cell systems, test benches dedicated to training, and range extenders for small electric vehicles.
In order to meet training challenges, H2SYS has developed a new test bench, dedicated to learn how to perform maintenance activities on integrated H2 tanks : the fluidic bench, which operates with a hydrogen/nitrogen blend, thus without ATEX risks.
A player in the energy transition for 30 years, Haffner Energy designs and operates innovative technologies for decarbonation and renewable energy production. Our Hynoca® process, based on the thermolysis of biomass and protected by 80 international patents, enables our customers in industry and mobility to produce hydrogen and renewable gas at a highly competitive cost and with a negative carbon footprint of 12 kg (net) of CO2 per kg of hydrogen thanks to the co-production of biochar.
Hexagon Purus is a world leading provider of hydrogen type 4 high-pressure cylinders, battery packs and vehicle systems integration for fuel cell electric and battery electric vehicles. Hexagon Purus enables zero emission solutions for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, buses, ground storage, distribution, maritime, rail and aerospace applications.
HYDAC is a leading supplier of fluid technology, hydraulics, thermo-management and electronics for over 60 years and employs more than 9,500 people worldwide. The breadth of our product portfolio, combined with our proven expertise in development, manufacturing, sales and service, enables us to provide innovative solutions to a wide range of challenges worldwide, including e-mobility and hydrogen applications.
KST Motorenversuch GmbH & Co KG
KST is a test center specializing in endurance and validation tests for engines and powertrain. With 200 highly qualified employees, for more than 50 years we have been operating more than 80 certified test benches, equipped with the latest measurement technologies. Our testing facilities allow us to validate engines and components of cars, utility vehicles and special vehicles with thermal, electric, hybrid and hydrogen powertrains. In this dynamic environment, our teams of French and French-speaking engineers and technicians work hand in hand with our customers to develop innovative test means and methods to verify and ensure the reliability of new concepts.
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In 2020, we commissioned our first test bench for hydrogen combustion engines up to 500 kW and for fuel cells (stacks). At the end of 2021, we will have 5 benches in operation. Our strength and our asset is to have put in place the logistics of hydrogen supply
Created in Nantes in 2017, Lhyfe produces and supplies renewable green hydrogen for mobility and industry. Its production plant and its commercial pipeline will allow access to renewable green hydrogen in industrial quantities and form part of a virtuous energy model benefitting the environment. It is a member of Hydrogen Europe and France Hydrogène.
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September 2022, off the coast of Le Croisic, Lhyfe has inaugurated the first offshore hydrogen production facility in the world.
Mincatec Energy is an active player for an efficient and safe energetic transition. Mincatec Energy offers a range of products and services around its hydrogen storage technology in solid form in metal hydrides. Indeed, the company offers tanks with great modularity, compactness and operating safety. This new tank technology makes it possible to meet the needs of storing renewable energies, the challenges of sustainable cities and the decarbonization of land, sea and river mobility.
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MINCATEC Energy will present its tank with a storage capacity of 1kg of hydrogen and a demonstrator of an urban vehicle integrating a hydrogen electric traction chain with its storage technology. This demonstrator is developed in partnership with UTBM.
Powidian is a pioneer in hydrogen services with its solutions:- carbon-free energy distribution via a range of stationary or mobile hydrogen generators.- green and sustainable electromobility through its subsidiary PowiDian Mobility, which has unique know-how in the design of lightweight electric truck powered by battery and hydrogène.
Range of non-polluting, silent and robust hydrogen generators from 6 to 110 kVA for temporary sites (construction sites, events, telecoms, ports, data centers…).
Multi purpose electrical truck powered by battery and hydrogen : HyRIS is a lightweight multi-purpose truck powered by batteries and hydrogen based on a chassis cabine configuration.
We are designing and manufacturing fluidic components (charging valves, pressure relief valve, check valves, pressure regulator, dosing unit, temperature relief device etc). Our markets are as follow: automotive industry, truck industry, aircraft industry and general industry. Besides we are also developing a large range of products for hydrogen markets (mobile and stationary application).
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For hydrogen we have products relating to H2 storage & also to fuel cell. We can propose anode purge valves, service valve, high pressure connectors, temperature relief device with a multipoint detection.
STREIT Groupe specializes in the machining, assembly and co-development of mechanical components, most of which are made out of cast iron, aluminium or steel made from raw materials produced by foundries and forges. Situated in Franche-Comté in eastern France, and with more than 600 employees worldwide, STREIT Groupe’s added value is its capacity to provide its customers with high quality, global solutions, starting from the initial concept through the production phase, right up to final delivery.
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This year, we are offering you a space of meetings and dialogue with our teams around new technologies (e-mobility) and new energies. We will present precision mechanical parts (fuel cell compressors, valves, hubs, axial wheels, etc.) intended for innovative applications, both mobile (automotive, trucks/bus, public works, etc.) and stationery (individual home, industry, etc.).
University of Franche-Comté
The university of Franche-Comté (uFC) is a pluridisciplinary public French university located in Bourgogne Franche-Comté region, with two faculties (UFR STGI and IUT Belfort-Montbéliard) located in Belfort and Montbéliard, North Franche-Comté in the heart of hydrogen valley. It is a founding member of the community of universities and institutions UBFC, headquartered in Besançon and which federates universities and other higher learning institutes in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. It has about 28,000 students, including nearly a third of scholarship students and 12% of international students. Its Centre for Applied Linguistics (CLA) is one of the world’s leading schools for teaching French as a foreign language and French linguistics. University of Franche-Comté is involved in research activities around hydrogen technologies for more than 20 years in Belfort and Besançon (through FEMTO-ST and FCLAB), and has developed the first french Master of Engineering degree in Hydrogen Energy Technologies in 2014.
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Presentation of the research and educational activities carried out by the UFR STGI and IUT BM faculties of the University of Franche-Comté. Development of the training offer in the field of hydrogen energy.
The UTBM trains engineers who are quickly operational and particularly adaptable to changes in technology and society. Its training is based on research activities and their transfer to business through a network of more than 9,800 partner companies. Member of the network of universities of technology, the UTBM welcomes more than 2800 students, thanks to which it is positioned as the 7th most important engineering training in France and the 6th school for the development of entrepreneurship.
The UTBM will present jointly with MINCATEC Energy, a demonstrator of a four-cycle vehicle integrating a hydrogen electric traction chain build in the framework of the BPI – region BFC project called SHYPAGE.
WattAnyWhere provide a 300kW fuel cell-based, noise-free and pollutant-free generator that can be installed within a month and that converts renewable ethanol into green electricity for electric vehicle fast-charging.
WattAnyWhere has a unique solution for deploying fast-charging stations within a month thanks to a mobile generator offering the best compactness (6 kWh/l with ethanol) and the best efficiency (60% with solid oxide fuel cells)
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