The European Commission’s approval of the “Hy2Infra” program marks a significant milestone in Europe’s journey towards a sustainable energy future. With seven member states pledging billions of euros, this initiative aims to revolutionize the continent’s hydrogen infrastructure.
For years, hydrogen has been hailed as a revolutionary fuel with the potential to replace traditional fossil fuels, offering a clean energy alternative.
French researchers Philippe de Donato and Jacques Pironon, in collaboration with gas company Française De l’Énergie, are delving into the depths of Lorraine, France, in search of what is referred to as “white hydrogen.”
Antonio Brufau, the president of Spanish oil giant Repsol, declared on Thursday the company’s intention to shift planned hydrogen investments worth €1.5 billion away from Spain to Portugal and France.
In a bid to propel the production of carbon-free hydrogen, the French government has allocated a substantial envelope of 4 billion euros. However, the eligibility criteria for this financial support reveal a stark reality: the doors are open only to entities boasting a minimum annual turnover of 100 million euros and a track record of five projects each exceeding 30 million euros.
Two researchers delving into France’s Lorraine mining basin with the intent of locating fossil fuels stumbled upon something far more revolutionary. What lay beneath the earth’s surface in northeastern France was a treasure trove of white hydrogen, a naturally occurring and renewable form of hydrogen, often referred to as green hydrogen.
The French government has taken a significant step towards accelerating the adoption of cleaner, greener transportation technologies by simplifying retrofit regulations. In a move aimed at expanding the possibilities and broadening the scope of retrofits, hydrogen engines have received a green light, potentially transforming the landscape of the automotive industry.
France on Wednesday repeated calls to class hydrogen produced with atomic power as “green”, lining up a new clash with Germany over nuclear’s role in Europe’s energy plans.
Forvia, a global leader in automotive technology, has announced the opening of its first mass production plant for Type IV hydrogen tanks in Allenjoie, France. The plant is the first of its kind in Europe and North America, and is expected to produce 100,000 tanks annually.
McPhy Energy has inaugurated what is hailed as France’s ‘first’ large-capacity, low-carbon hydrogen refueling station.