ENGIE is a global leader in energy and related services, committed into accelerating the transition towards a carbon neutral economy. ENGIE definitely aims at developing the business of renewable hydrogen alongside players of the industry and mobility in order to reach goals of carbon neutrality and positive impact on their direct environment.
Hynamics guides its customers’ energy and industrial transformation with a tailor-made low-carbon and renewable hydrogen solution.
100 % subsidiary of the EDF Group, we works jointly with our customers to develop, build, and operate electrolytic hydrogen production and distribution facilities.
This integrated approach combines performance and safety to give customers the means to sustainably reduce their environmental footprint.
Discover the maquette of the future Hynamics renewable hydrogen production and distribution station. On completion, the station will supply the territory’s first hydrogen-powered buses.
As a leading industrial player in hydrogen production and distribution equipment, McPhy contributes to the global development of low-carbon hydrogen as a solution for the industry, mobility, and energy sectors.
McPhy initiates a significant upscaling to offer a competitive industrial contribution to projects of significant environmental, technological, and economic importance. McPhy proposes a range of hydogen production and/or distribution equipment all activities and specific needs.
Validation of the Gigafactory project by the European Commission within the framework of the IPCEI and launch of the electrolyzers Gigafactory of McPhy at the Belfort site.
In a rapidly changing world where companies and local authorities are working on decarbonising mobility, the development of recharging technologies is a crucial issue. This development requires easy access to hydrogen. Atawey has designed one of the widest ranges of hydrogen filling stations in Europe to recharge all types of vehicles when and where the user needs it – AnyTime, AnyWhere, EnergY.
As a technology company, FORVIA is pioneering Hydrogen solutions that support the energy transition and energy independence. The strengths of our automotive heritage and our long-standing reputation as an innovator mean we are well positioned to play a significant role in decarbonizing the industry and support our customers with hydrogen technology.
Today, FORVIA is at the heart of a growing ecosystem of partners supporting its industrialization and adoption at scale. The Group 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. The Group covers 75% of the hydrogen drivetrain value with hydrogen storage systems, as well as fuel cell stack systems through Symbio, our joint venture with Michelin and Stellantis.
Faurecia Containerized Hydrogen Solution for storage and distribution: Faurecia developed a container solution offering world-class payload, using large, lightweight tanks and modular architecture. This lightweight solution drastically lowers the operating costs and CO2 footprint related to hydrogen transportation.
The Sociétés d’Accélération du Transfert de Technologie (SATT) in the Northeast region, SATT Conectus, SATT Sayens, and SATT Nord provide protected and secure technological solutions from public research within the region. These solutions aim to enhance competitiveness, facilitate the development of new products, and access emerging markets.
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There are over 150 technological projects available, with a focus on three high-potential sectors: Bioeconomy, Medtech, and Transportation/Mobility.
Setforge is a major European player with over 100 years’ experience in forging and machining, and includes 10 production companies with almost 800 employees in France. Our agile organisation puts innovation and reducing our environmental footprint at the forefront of our strategy. As a partner to some of the world’s biggest players, we produce millions of high added-value mechanical parts every year.
Redesign-To-Cost and co-development, predictive forging simulations, choice of materials and selection of the optimum process, prototyping, production… We’ll help you develop your innovative hydrogen solutions from scratch!
APAVE is an international group with over 150 years of experience and recognised by its customers
We support you in managing your risks to enable you to carry out your business safely
We have 5 complementory business activities: Inspection, consulting and technical support, tests and measurements, training, certification and labelling,
APL – passion becomes drive!
For more than 3 decades, the APL GmbH located in Landau/Germany has provided high quality and cutting-edge powertrain engineering support to an international customer base from automotive-, aviation- and mineral oil industry.
Of the 1700 highly qualified and motivated employees of the APL Group, 1200 of them work at APL GmbH and use the most modern testing equipment and facilities on a daily basis.
APL transforms the mobility towards zero emissions with the new fuel cell and hydrogen combustion engine test facility.
One in two vehicles on the road in the world is equipped with a hydraulic sub-assembly designed and manufactured by the Bontaz Group. In just over 50 years, our group has established itself as the world leader in hydraulic functions in this market. Today, we are rising to the challenge of the new economic and environmental situation in the automotive sector. We produce for combustion engine, battery electric vehicle, fuel cell vehicle, truck, light mobility…
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.
ECOBOME Industrie has become a specialist in the definition and installation of equipment for:
• Washing, degreasing and cleaning of metals, plastics, glasses…
• Particulate cleaning to meet the important requirements of your customers on particle size and gravimetric standards (Ex:: NF 16232, VDA19 or customer specific
• Special cleaning by TWINTEC machine (solvent and/or detergent) to meet specific surface cleanliness requirements.
Eiffage Énergie Systèmes
Eiffage Énergie Systèmes designs, builds, operates and maintains systems and facilities in electrical, industrial and energy engineering and HVAC which respect people and the environment. Eiffage Énergie Systèmes provides a customized offer for the industrial, infrastructure and network markets, local authorities and the tertiary sector. Eiffage Énergie Systèmes can count on an experienced workforce of nearly 32,000, and has achieved 5.3 billion euros of revenue in 2022.
Our offers to help customers to decarbonize their process, their business, their fleet:
– EPC(M) for stations & equipments for Mobility & Industry
– EPC(M) in the field of P2G
– Lean Manufacturing, Test Benches, Product-Process Engineering to the OEM
FCLAB is a technical and scientific resource center dedicated to hydrogen energy systems with more than 20 years of experience in the field. it is supported by CNRS, the university of Franche-Comté (ufc), the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) and the l’Université Fédérale Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC). It federates the activities of more than 140 researchers and engineers, through our network of partner laboratories (femto-st institute, ICB, lemta, Ampere, Satie, Univ. Gustave Eiffel)
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.
GAUSSIN is an engineering company which designs, assembles and markets innovative products and services in the field of transport and logistics. Its expertise covers freight and passenger transport, autonomous technologies enabling self-driving solutions such as AGVs, and the integration of all types of batteries.
In January 2022, GAUSSIN successfully completed the Dakar 2022 Rally with its H2 Racing Truck, the first hydrogen-powered vehicle.
Made in France, the ATM-H2 thanks to its H2 PowerPack recharge offers 13 hours of use for 30 minutes of recharge. It allows to move trailers and semi-trailers in logistics centers with zero CO2 emissions.
Gen-Hy designs, manufactures and markets energy solutions. We incorporate exclusive technologies so that hydrogen can be used in a completely, safe, reliable and efficient way. Our technology, internally designed and developed, optimises renewable energy storage and provides a safe, efficient and cost-effective solution for on-site hydrogen production.
Gen-Hy has developed new high-performance catalysts PGM free, using catalytic deposition processes on its Gen-AEM® membranes to achieve yields of over 85%, compared with an average of 65% currently on the market.
Citele group is a family owned business with 50 years of experience in precision mechanics. Through a dynamic synergy, its 6 subsidiaries meet the most demanding challenges in the automotive, railway, energy and aeronautics sectors. Its capabilities include: molding, machining, assembly of prototypes and mass production of complex parts. In addition, its welding activities and its integrated metrology laboratory make Citele a complete group with attractive delivery delays!
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Equipped with a new 3D printer, the group is pursuing its investments as part of its strategy to diversify in terms of markets and technologies. As an absolute 4.0 factory, Citele gains even more responsiveness and autonomy.
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 listed family company co-founded by Marc and Philippe HAFFNER, and a key player in the energy transition for 30 years, Haffner Energy designs and supplies innovative decarbonization solutions for mobility, industry and local authorities. Its technology, based on residual biomass and organic waste thermolysis and protected by 15 patent families, enables customers to produce renewable hydrogen and gas, as well as other green energies such as Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and methanol.
HRS Hydrogen Refueling Solutions
As a French designer and manufacturer of hydrogen refueling stations, Hydrogen Refueling Solutions (HRS) offers to its customers a complete support and carries out the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of hydrogen stations.
Manufacturer of hydrogen stations since 2009, HRS offers “turnkey” solutions including compression, storage and distribution of hydrogen, to mobility and energy players, local authorities, manufacturers, etc.
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On our booth, we will be demonstrating a full-scale hydrogen dispenser. It can refuel every types of vehicles, 3 available pressures: 350 bar, 350 bar HF, 700 bar.
HYDAC is a leading supplier of fluid technology, 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 all over the world, including e-mobility and hydrogen applications.
Plug&play cooling system for thermo-management of key components of a fuel cell system
Mounting system for H2 tank
IntHy offers low-carbon energy and mobility solutions for local authorities. Inthy’s strategy is based on the local production and storage of green energy (solar, wind, hydrogen, battery) and the development of turnkey hydrogen mobility. Inthy offers an integrated approach, from development to production facilities, and has technological know-how with software solutions dedicated to the management and optimization of variable power projects.
To accelerate the deployment of zero-emission heavy mobility, IntHy has partnered with Alpiq to create Hymove, and ensure the distribution of hydrogen to transport operators in dedicated stations spread across the territory.
Isola Composite France
The french company Isola Composite is amongst the leaders in the manufacture of thermosets materials in different demanding applications such as energy, electronics and industrial.
We manufacture and machine plates for fuel cells equipment responding to high technical requirements. Thermosets material are offered with insulating properties or dissipative dielectric characteristics. We adapt the formulation to the technical need.
JR AUTOMATION design, build, and integrate advanced automation solutions for industrial manufacturers and distributors all over the world. Whether your needs are related to EV batteries, fuel cells, EV powertrains, charging and energy storage, or other subsystems, we know the processes from spatial optimization for manufacturing lines to the automation to create scalability to quality, accuracy and safety.
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.
Energy is presenting its 1kg hydrogen storage tank and the SHYAM teaching tool. Distributed by ATV Systèmes, SHYAM is an essential tool for the acculturation and development of skills in the hydrogen value chain, from the CAP to the Master’s level.
Our start-up NEEXT Engineering is at the origin of SPARTA concept. SPARTA contributes to the decarbonization of industries and transportation infrastructures by offering a revolutionary solution: sustainable small modular nuclear reactors of Generation IV, capable of producing various forms of energy, energy vectors, and industrial resources more efficiently. Sustainable nuclear power is ideal for producing decarbonized hydrogen through electrolysis or thermal processes.
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With its partners GE Steam Power and CNRS, NEEXT Engineering offers a disruptive innovation: reactive fluids thermodynamic cycles which promises over 50% electrical generation efficiency from nuclear power enabling cost-effective hydrogen production.
Founded by Hugues de Chaunac in 1973 and based near the Paul Ricard and Magny-Cours circuits in France, ORECA has evolved across nearly 50 years of existence into a group of 300 collaborators with international influence. Over the years, the company has acquired extensive know-how enabling it to develop a racing car and engine from the initial design to the on-track support of customer teams by applying its expertise in the preparation, design and development of thrusters for manufacturers.
In 2021, ORECA will begin a feasibility study into the development of a hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine as an alternative to petrol for motor sport. This study is being launched in two major disciplines, rally-raid and endurance racing.
The use of hydrogen helps to meet the challenges of the ecological transition. Compared with the combustion of carbon-based fuels, the combustion of hydrogen does not produce carbon dioxide (CO₂), it drastically reduces the level of NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) emissions as well as the level of particles emitted.
ORECA used as its base a 2-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine developed entirely in-house, which it controls. As hydrogen combustion is different from petrol combustion, simulations had to be carried out (in cooperation with FEV) to adapt the engine to hydrogen combustion. These included interventions and innovations involving the redefinition of the combustion chamber and the air and hydrogen supply systems. This involves a partial redesign of the cylinder head and piston, the adaptation of a new turbocharger and the use of injectors specifically developed for hydrogen.
Since October 2022, ORECA’s Hydrogen engine has been in the validation phase on the engine test bench. The engine test bed is located on the Magny-Cours site, and was specifically modified in 2022 to accommodate this type of development. The various test campaigns are used to validate the simulations carried out and to optimise the engine for use in motor sport.
Discover the Foenix H2, racing GT equipped with hydrogen internal combustion engine.
Developed and integrated by Solution F, Foenix H2 represents a real alternative to current GT cars. The Foenix H2 is equipped with a 6.2l V8 hydrogen internal combustion engine supercharged by a mechanical compressor. It develops 450 kW (612 bhp) at a speed of 6,500 rpm and a torque of 700 Nm at 4,500 rpm.
Visible on our demonstrator area.
Q ENERGY is a major player in the renewable energy market in France. The company has been developing, building and operating wind and photovoltaic projects for 24 years. Q ENERGY is also active in the energy storage and green hydrogen markets, offering intelligent, comprehensive solutions for the production and supply of sustainable energy in France. The company has more than 240 employees and 7 branches throughout France.
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.
Université de Lorraine
Higher education and research institution of 3.900 researchers, 3.000 staff with 400 PhD per year 62.000 students. The activities on hydrogen at UL involve more than 40 researchers in 12 labs throughout the value chain: production from electricity PEM-WEC, photolysis, thermolysis of wood-biomass, biolysis of biomass, PEM fuel cell, microgrids, production of valuable chemicals (methane, methanol…), ergonomics, economics, education and public awareness.
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To have an overview of our research activities: https://hal.univ-lorraine.fr/IMPACT-ULHYS/
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)