Le contenu

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in the spotlight at Hyvolution 2024!

30 January 2024 L'agence, Filières Hydrogène Share :

From January 30 to February 1, 2024, on the occasion of the Hyvolution fair (Paris – Porte de Versailles), the essential meeting of the hydrogen sector, Burgundy-Franche-Comté will be present with a dedicated regional pavilion, in collaboration with the Regional Economic Agency and the CCI Burgundy Franche-Comté. The inauguration of this pavilion will take place on Tuesday, January 30 at 11:45 am in the presence of Marie-Guite DUFAY, President of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region, Nicolas SORET, Vice-President of the Region in charge of finances, economic development, social and solidarity economy, and employment, and Philippe BOUCLY, President of France Hydrogen.

Burgundy-Franche-Comté companies exhibit at Hyvolution

Each year, since the creation of this event, Burgundy-Franche-Comté has been highlighted at Hyvolution. It is on the regional pavilion that an ever-increasing number of companies choose to exhibit, to gain visibility and benefit from the advantages of a collective dynamic. This regional presence at the Hyvolution fair is part of the international program of the Region implemented by the CCI Burgundy Franche-Comté for export and by the Regional Economic Agency of Burgundy-Franche-Comté for investor research.

This year, at booth 4N32, 9 recognized regional companies in the sector will be present at the Burgundian-Franc-Comtois pavilion: Mincatec Energy (solid H2 storage), Sundyne (compressors), RH2 (thermal H2 retrofit), Laser Cheval (laser cutting), Adhex (industrial adhesion), Synops (environmental studies and consulting), FluidExpert (industrial hydraulics), ICM Industrie (composites), and the start-up Clhynn (platinum-free hydrogen fuel cell).

The FC LAB, a technical and scientific resource center dedicated to testing and characterizing components and systems of the Hydrogen Energy chain, will also be present at the pavilion. Its particularity: being able to test fuel cells of different powers, ranging from 10 to 120 KW.

INTHY, a provider of integrated mobility solutions well established in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, will also be present for the inauguration. Inthy provides the missing link between the deployment of renewable energies in territories and zero-emission heavy transport by producing a certified green fuel at competitive prices compared to traditional fuels, gasoline or diesel.

You will also be able to find other regional companies with their own booths, such as FORVIA Faurecia, Gen-Hy, H2Sys, Inocel, Suntec, or McPhy….

Spotlight on 3 local ecosystems

The inauguration of the regional pavilion will be an opportunity to highlight three communities engaged in hydrogen through production-storage-distribution-usage ecosystems already operational:

  • Auxerre Agglomeration and its AuxHyGen station to fuel buses and urban utility vehicles, and soon TERs;
  • Dijon Metropole and its ecosystem for mobility and stationary applications, including notably garbage trucks, trucks, and buses;
  • The Grand Belfort with its H2 multimodal station to fuel its buses.

Come discover these regional ecosystems and their specificities at Hyvolution on January 30, 2024, at 11:45 am at booth 4N32.

The Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region, committed to hydrogen!

Burgundy-Franche-Comté is today consolidating an industry present along the entire value chain, notably in terms of research and development, training, and the development and establishment of companies. Labelled Hydrogen Territory since 2016, the Region now attracts major industrialists, such as McPhy, Gen-Hy, or Inocel, who have chosen North Franche-Comté to set up their gigafactory.

Through a Hydrogen roadmap constructed and shared with all ecosystem actors, the Region has committed 100 million euros to support the development of this technology across all territories, whether through mobility ecosystems or the welcoming of industries of the future.

The Region supports the structuring of a hydrogen industry along the entire value chain, especially research and development projects, startup support, and the development and establishment of companies. The community’s action has also facilitated installations such as the FORVIA Faurecia R&D center in Bavans or the creation of a tank testing center in Belfort (ISTHY). It is also in this context that industrialists such as McPhy and Gen-Hy decided to establish their electrolyzer gigafactories and that the company INOCEL also chose the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region to industrialize its high-power fuel cell. The goal is to build an industrial sector along the entire value chain, so that tomorrow, all components of the sector are not produced on the other side of the world but in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

If there has been, since 2014, a master’s course in engineering dedicated to Hydrogen Energy to meet the design and R&D needs of the sector, there are more recent initiatives for specialized bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Thus, the Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region is setting up training programs that will concern a larger audience. Today, the Region is preparing to take a new step by creating a national hydrogen school, which aims to bring together all training programs around hydrogen jobs, from vocational certificate to doctorate.

Burgundy-Franche-Comté has supported the first hydrogen territorial ecosystems, notably in Dijon, Auxerre, and Belfort, alongside ADEME. In total, the State, ADEME, and the Region have supported the industry with more than 800 million euros in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Download the press kit