Hydrogen-Refueling-Solutions (HRS) announces that it has received a request to move upmarket, with the supply of 2 stations HRS40 (40 kg/hour or 1 ton/day), from the company HYmpulsion, in charge of the Zero Emission Valley (“ZEV”) project
The Zero Emission Valley project aims to develop a profitable and sustainable carbon-free sector in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region by rolling out infrastructure for green hydrogen production, storage, and distribution, as well as providing hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The project involves green hydrogen production alongside the deployment of 18 hydrogen stations, 450 zero-emission fuel cell light vehicles and around 115 buses, trucks and coaches by 2024.
The aim of the project is for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to become the pioneer in French hydrogen mobility and one of the first carbon-neutral areas in Europe while contributing to the creation of profitable models that can be reproduced on a European scale.
To date, the project has unveiled three stations, including the Saint-Priest station manufactured by HRS. This HRS14 station (14 kg/hour) currently represents the largest daily flow capacity in the ZEV network. In addition, the next deployment is planned in Aubenas (07) with an HRS14 station (14 kg/hour) previously ordered.
In this context, HYmpulsion will accelerate the deployment of its distribution network in the coming months and chooses HRS to supply its first larger capacity stations by ordering two HRS40 stations (40 kg/hour or 1 ton/day), which will be installed in Lyon Saint-Exupéry (69) and in Malataverne (26).
Hassen Rachedi said: “HRS is delighted to become more involved in the ZEV program. HYmpulsion is a pioneer in French hydrogen mobility development and our place is alongside theirs to step up the use of this carbon-free energy for transport decarbonization. We are currently the only French company capable of manufacturing the large-capacity stations required for the mass deployment of hydrogen mobility. Therefore, it is only natural for HRS and HYmpulsion to be working together again. There are still some stations yet to be delivered as part of the ZEV program and we believe we can provide our extensive know-how to help build one of Europe’s boldest hydrogen programs.”