11 hydrogen mobility projects have been selected by The Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe) making the projects eligible for public financial support.
France launched this call for projects in “Hydrogen mobility ecosystems” last October. The Ministry and Ademe comment in a statement about the call that it is “a real success” and shows “an unprecedented interest in the deployment of hydrogen”.
So far 24 projects in all metropolitan regions have been submitted, representing a potential investment of € 475 million, of which 11 have already been selected.
The selected projects will now be thoroughly evaluated to determine the amount of public support that will be provided.
Three of the selected projects are specifically aimed at deploying fuel cell buses and are also part of the JIVE 2 project:
- FEBUS: The City of Pau will soon put into service the first articulated fuel cell buses.
- AUXR_H2: The Auxerrois Community wants to start the operation of a fleet of 5 electric hydrogen buses.
- HYPORT: the Regional Council of Occitanie and its partners are investing in a hydrogen production and distribution solution articulated around the Toulouse-Blagnac airport, serving both on-road vehicles and urban vehicles.
To read more about all the selected projects please click here.