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Inauguration of the McPhy Gigafactory: a giant step forward for hydrogen in Europe

13 June 2024 Investissement, Filières Hydrogène Share :

The McPhy electrolyzer Gigafactory in Belfort was inaugurated with great pomp, marking a crucial step for the hydrogen industry in Europe. This strategic site, located at the heart of the European hydrogen ecosystem, is a symbol of innovation and industrial development in Northern Franche-Comté. The event took place in the presence of Luc POYET, CEO of McPhy, surrounded by many influential personalities.

A Major Investment for the Future of Hydrogen

The construction of this new industrial infrastructure represents a significant investment of 30 to 40 million euros. At full capacity, the Gigafactory is expected to create more than 500 direct jobs, including about 400 in France and a hundred in Germany and Italy. In addition, several hundred indirect jobs are expected to be created in France and Europe, thus contributing to the growth of the local and regional economy.

The inauguration was honored by the presence of Christophe GRUDLER, Member of the European Parliament, Marie-Guite DUFAY, President of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, and Arnaud MARTHEY, Regional Councillor in charge of economic intelligence, innovation, and technology transfer at the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region. These personalities emphasized the importance of this project for the development of the hydrogen sector in Europe.

A Project Detected and Supported by AER BFC

The Regional Economic Agency of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (AER BFC) played a key role in detecting and supporting this project, in partnership with the State, the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, and Grand Belfort. McPhy’s choice for the location of this Gigafactory in Belfort is based on the performance of the regional ecosystem and the regional policies carried out for over ten years in favor of the development of the hydrogen sector.

This inauguration marks the beginning of a new era for McPhy and for the hydrogen industry in Europe, highlighting the importance of innovation and investment in sustainable and strategic infrastructures.