HDF Energy stands to receive up to €172 million in state aid for its fuel cell plant

HDF Energy fuel cell plant
HDF Energy stands to receive up to €172 million in state aid for its fuel cell plant

In the current political climate, this kind of news is quite rare. HDF Energy has announced that the European Commission has approved France’s financial support for its industrial project within the framework of the IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest).

This financial support from the French government is part of the “Hy2Move” IPCEI approved by the European Commission on 28 May. This funding supports HDF Energy’s investment plan to develop and industrialise multi-megawatt fuel cells dedicated to heavy maritime and rail mobility, as well as electricity production for public power grids.

Hanane El Hamraoui, the company’s Deputy CEO and VP Industry, stated: “We are honoured to receive this crucial support from the European Commission and the French Government. This announcement is a decisive step in our mission to decarbonize heavy maritime and rail mobility with hydrogen. It also marks the public authorities’ recognition of the expertise of HDF Energy’s teams, as well as our status as a major player in the hydrogen industry.”

The industrial site also includes a world-unique platform for testing high-power fuel cells, which will be of benefit to HDF Energy’s industrial partners and European research centres.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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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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