French President Emmanuel Macron recently announced the country’s Hydrogen Programme has become a national priority. Just this week the French Government revealed its €100bn recovery plan to Build the France of 2030, through which hydrogen technologies will play a key role. €2bn will be dedicated to hydrogen technologies through the “France Relance” plan – a roadmap for the economic and social overhaul of the country.
With this in mind, industrial players, local authorities and public institutions are currently multiplying initiatives to develop the green hydrogen market in order to do something concrete for the energy transition and sustainable growth. One of the main challenges is to produce this clean hydrogen at an affordable cost (less than €10/kg), but also to offer economically coherent technological solutions, for both its use and supply. To reach these objectives, it’s not only essential to convert the most fossil fuel-consuming sectors, such as mobility and industry, to green hydrogen, but also provide them with innovative and smart options facilitating their transition to carbon-free solutions.
Launched in July 2019, Energy Observer Developments (EODev) aims to find solutions and technologies to tackle these challenges and market them, in a bid to enable the deployment of practical and affordable solutions for both industrial and consumer uses. Created by Energy Observer founder and Captian Victorien Erussard, in association with its long-time partners Accor, Thélem assurances, Delanchy, and Accor Invest, EODev is a logical extension of the work accrued on the world’s first ship able to travel the seas powered by hydrogen produced directly onboard.
EODev focuses its development strategy on two pillars: technological collaboration for innovation and R&D, and strong partnerships for operational development – whether through industrial agreements, pooling of resources or acquisitions. Just today, EODev announced its hydrogen power generator, GEH2, will be industrialised through an industrial partnership with Monnoyeur Group subsidiary Eneria.
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