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Zero Emission Valley: Europe's largest hydrogen mobility eco-system receives ADEME support

January 31, 2020

For ENGIE, hydrogen is the fuel of the future and the missing link of a virtuous ecosystem. It allows to decarbonize industrial processes, as well as mobility, such as enabling zero-emission vehicles.

The Zero Emission Valley project aims to deploy 20 hydrogen distribution stations, 14 of which will also be produced in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. At the same time, ENGIE, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, Michelin, the Bank of Territories and Crédit Agricole plan to put 1000 hydrogen vehicles into circulation. The project also involves the experimentation of 2 hydrogen buses for the Greater Chambery, 50 light vehicles that can be used, for example, taxis, and 148 vans of more than 2.5 tons.

On 17 January 2020, the project received an additional investment of 14.4 million euros from the Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME). This support will help accelerate the implementation of the project. Two-thirds of the aid will be used to install hydrogen distribution stations and electrolysers to produce hydrogen from electricity and water. The remaining third will be used to acquire an additional 200 hydrogen vehicles.

As a leader in the energy transition, ENGIE is committed to the deployment of hydrogen in France and around the world. ENGIE aims to deliver renewable hydrogen along the entire value chain: from carbon-free electricity generation to the three main end uses of mobility, industry and energy storage. The Zero Emission Valley Project is an example of offering zero-carbon mobility in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

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