Hydrogen mobility: A strong presence at Hyvolution 2024

Hyvolution Hydrogen-mobility

At Hyvolution, the European hydrogen show, attending mobility players should cover all application fields, from bikes to lorries passing by forklift trucks and even rockets.

Key players in the automobile industry including Renault (Hyvia) and Stellantis as well as equipment manufacturers such as Bosch, Forvia and Plastic Omnium will be present. Michelin will be represented by its subsidiary, Watèa, which offers rental vehicles and other services. Fuel cell manufacturers ( Ballard, Bramble Energy, EKPO, Inocel, Proton Motor Fuel Cell and Symbio) will also be present as well as engineering specialists AVL and FEV. The latter will be presenting the fuel cell co-developed with GCK* for the e-Blast buggy. In terms of competition, hydrogen at 24H of Le Mans will be on the agenda in the form of a workshop with H24 Project. Sports car specialist, Pipo Moteurs, will also be present at Hyvolution to talk combustion engines.

Retrofitting will also be making an appearance at Hyvolution notably with CGK but also with EHM (hydrogen-powered engine), e-neo (Vensys Group), GreenGT, Hyliko, Quantron and Transdev Normandy. The coalition Retrofit H2 will be intervening at a conference. HGVs will be present through the cluster CARA, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (in southeast-central France), and coachbuilder CHEREAU.

E-fuels and green hydrogen

As far as energy specialists are concerned, Air Liquide, Engie, Hynamics (EDF), Linde and TotalEnergies will be there. Refuelling-station manufacturers such as Atawey, HRS, Nel Hydrogen and Restato will be present as well as operators specialised in taxi services (Hysetco) or in heavy mobility (Inthy). E-fuels champion, Elyse Energy, will be represented together with Haffner and Lhyfe, who has become a major player in green hydrogen mobility. In addition to Forvia and Plastic Omnium, Hexagon Purus will be talking fuel storage along with Swiss company, New Generation Tanks, selected by the foundation Solar Impulse.

All kinds of hydrogen mobility

Aside from cars, buses and trucks, bikes and scooters will be present with Pragma Industries. Manitou will be showcasing telescopic handlers and Exxact Robotics tractors. Maritime mobility is also on the agenda with Ciam Europe Technologies, CMV Amphibie, Farwind Energy, Fetis Group and EODev (stemming from Energy Observer, whose captain Victorien Erussard will be speaking at a workshop). The Brittany Region of France will be putting forward its vision for fishing boats. In terms of Aeronautics, Airbus will have a stand for its Protect division showcasing their expertise in safety and cybersecurity. The key player in aeronautics to be on the lookout for would be ArianeGroup whose expertise in liquid-hydrogen could be extremely useful. Blue Spirit Aero, Safran Power Units and H3 Dynamics will not be showcasing but will take part in a conference. Toulouse’s Technocampus Hydrogène will be the topic of a presentation.

*the group will showcase the Foenix H2, revealed at 24H of Le Mans

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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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