France will have to wait a couple more months for the review of its hydrogen strategy

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France will have to wait a couple more months for the review of its hydrogen strategy

In a video message broadcast at the European Hydrogen Week conferences in Brussels, French Minister for Industry Roland Lescure gave an update on the hydrogen strategy in France.

Speaking in English, the Minister reiterated France’s major objectives, including 6.5 GW of electrolysis by 2030. He also mentioned the €4 billion (about $4.4 billion) that will be dedicated to the production of low-carbon hydrogen. While industry remains the priority, Roland Lescure also alluded to mobility in his talk. He explained that long-distance transport would favour hydrogen over battery electrics. But to use hydrogen, a hydrogen transport infrastructure will be necessary.

The Minister hinted at the need to retrofit the gas transport network. An economically viable solution.

The key point to remember is that France’s hydrogen strategy, drawn up in 2020, will be reviewed in the first half of 2024. The review was initially expected last summer. Some were hoping for an outcome by the end of this year. They will have to wait a few more months.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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Logan King

Logan King

After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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