Opening of the Belfort-Danjoutin hydrogen station

Belfort-Danjoutin hydrogen station
Opening of the Belfort-Danjoutin hydrogen station

Operational for several months already, the Belfort-Danjoutin hydrogen production and distribution station was inaugurated on April 3rd. The station will be used to power hydrogen-powered buses in the Optymo network.

The inauguration was attended by Damien Meslot, President of Greater Belfort, and Christelle Rouillé, Managing Director of Hynamics and President of the Project Company HY 4 (BelHYnov*). Also in attendance were Marie-Guite Dufay, President of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, and Raphaël Sodini, Prefect of the Territoire de Belfort. The ceremony took place on the premises of the RTTB ( Transport Company for the Territoire de Belfort), which operates the buses on the Optymo urban transport network on behalf of the SMTC ( Mixed Syndicate for Public Transport in the Territoire de Belfort).

Belfort-Danjoutin hydrogen station: a scale up is in order

With a 1 MW capacity, the station can produce around 400 kg of H2 per day from 100% renewable electricity. It will be scaled up to 2 MW in 2026. By then, It will be able to supply Belfort’s fleet of hydrogen-powered buses, which will go from 7 to 27, and will also be open to private customers.

Hynamics CEO Christelle Rouillé stated: “by commissioning our second renewable hydrogen production and distribution station, we are sending out a strong message: we are fully committed to working with our customers and our partners to make low-carbon and renewable hydrogen a genuine lever for decarbonisation in France and in Europe”.

Press kit can be found in this LinkedIn post.

It is worth mentioning that Hynamics already installed a hydrogen station in Auxerre two years ago. It supplies buses and other vehicles. AuxHYGen has also been selected by SNCF Voyageurs to supply hydrogen for the future H2 trains ordered by the BFC region. They will run on the Laroches-Migennes – Auxerre – Corbigny and Laroches-Migennes – Auxerre – Avallon lines.

*Bringing together Hynamics, Banque des Territoires, Demeter and the semi-public company Tandem.

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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