Hydrogen is a factor of economic development and an essential tool for making a concrete commitment to the energy transition. Europe, the State and many European regions are already involved in developing the sector. Burgundy-Franche-Comté is one of the territories identified at European level as a “hydrogen territory of the future” thanks to its many assets, including the FC Lab, Faurecia and the many projects led by the local authorities.
The Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region has thus wished to make the hydrogen sector a priority in view of the urgency of the climate challenge. The regional strategy is implemented within the framework of the “Burgundy-Franche-Comté Hydrogen Roadmap”, which mobilises 100 million euros over the decade 2020-2030.
To deploy it, the Region relies on key players such as the regional economic agency (AER), Pôle véhicule du futur and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as on partner territories that have chosen to commit to territorial hydrogen ecosystems.
Since 2019, the sector has seen an acceleration, making Burgundy-Franche-Comté the home of many actors wishing to acquire and develop know-how on this technology of today and tomorrow. Let’s bet that the Region will prove to be a favourable breeding ground for others.
Pays de Montbéliard Agglomération
Pays de Montbéliard Agglomeration is the 1st economic pole of the North Franche-Comté and the 3rd largest Agglomeration of the Burgundy Franche-Comté region with its 72 municipalities and 142,000 inhabitants.
From the support of companies, to the collection and treatment of waste, to the organization of public transport or the development of higher education and research, the Agglomeration intervenes in many areas.
Resolutely focused on the future, it supports innovation as the leader of the «Innovation Territories» program «transformation of an industrial territory»; it accompanies and coordinates about thirty projects around the development of industry 4.0, the hydrogen industrial sector and the digital acculturation of populations by relying on a consortium of 17 public and private partners.
New projects can integrate this dynamic. So don’t hesitate, find out.
Grand Belfort Communauté d’Agglomération, European capital of hydrogen
Greater Belfort has made hydrogen energy its priority for its environmental and economic interest. With its industrial know-how and research, Greater Belfort has an ecosystem dedicated to this green energy: research, training and certification, production, storage and distribution, for stationary or mobility uses. Now recognised as the European capital of hydrogen, Greater Belfort invests in and supports every company in the sector that wishes to set up in its territory. Find out more about the hydrogen sector in Greater Belfort and its structuring projects such as Territoires d’innovation and Belfort e-Start, the sustainable city demonstrator, by contacting the economic development department.