France at Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Europe in Hanover

Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Hannover
France at Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Europe at the Hannover Messe

This is one of the major events in the industry in Europe. Over 300 exhibitors from 25 countries have made the trip to showcase their products and technologies over an entire week, running until 26 April.

With a dedicated hall, exhibition space and forums (one for the public, the other more Technical), this event is a must for manufacturers wishing to promote their products. Taking place at the Hannover Messe, it has the advantage of bringing together the entire hydrogen value chain under one roof. Among the exhibitors, there are first and foremost, the pillars of the German industry (Bosch, cellcentric, Continental, Enertrag, Linde, the Fraunhofer Institute, Schaeffler and Siemens). It’s also worth noting that a number of foreign companies have set up their European headquarters or offices in Germany, such as the Chinese company Refire.

But the show has long been of interest to French players too. The 2024 edition will be attended by some of the leading names in the French industry, including Air Liquide, Atawey, Elogen, Inocel, Lhyfe and McPhy. This year, Gen-Hy is taking part for the first time, presenting its electrolyser technology. Hycco (bipolar plates) and Dassault Systèmes are also in attendance. OPmobility(formerly Plastic Omnium) is represented by EKPO, a joint venture with ElringKlinger. For its part, Business France is offering to host companies on its France Pavilion.

The event also features a large number of European players (Agfa, De Nora, Hexagon Purus, Resato), American (Dana, Plug), Japanese, Korean and Chinese. Honda is the only car manufacturer to be present in Hanover. Bosch, Continental and AVL also indirectly represent this industry.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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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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