Hydrogen, a promising avenue to be explored by the automotive sector and the industry of the future

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While representatives of the French regions and Hydrogen sector players have rallied together, automotive industry experts confirm the benefits of these technologies for the car of tomorrow.  


Hydrogen is a key technology in the energy transition. This was recently reminded in a letter sent to the French government by “Régions de France” and the “French Hydrogen and Fuel Cells” Association (Afhypac) on 2 April 2019, in which they asked for the Hydrogen plan initiated in 2018 to be made permanent. In Cetim’s white paper entitled “Looking ahead: key trends for the automotive sector”, experts also outline the appeal of this solution for the car of tomorrow. “Hydrogen could help us achieve our environmental targets, provided that we are able to produce green hydrogen”, stated Carla Gohin, Vice President of Research and Innovation at PSA Group. “There is no doubt that fuel-cell powered vehicles will be developed over the next decade. We will see a growth in volumes by 2030, when hydrogen will no longer be a niche market”, added Jean-Bernard Lepage, Head of Clean Mobility Marketing at Faurecia.


France can capitalise on this

With high-level research and industrial players along the entire value chain, France has everything it needs to become an international competitor in this field”, affirmed “Régions de France” and Afhypac in their letter. This view is also expressed in Cetim’s watch note entitled “Hydrogen, energy source of the future?”, which reviews hydrogen production, storage, distribution and conversion technologies, gives insight into the current development prospects and focuses on players in the French hydrogen industry.

Consult the watch note “Hydrogen, energy source of the future?” on our website in the “Mécathèque” section.

The white paper “Looking ahead: key trends for the automotive sector” is available for free download on the page dedicated to solutions for the automotive sector on our website.