HyTrac : a R&D project for heavy duty vehicles backed by Bpi France


After cars, buses, delivery trucks and construction equipements are concerned by hydrogen too. Bpi France has decided to invest 10,8 M€ in HyTrac project, led by Tronico Alcen company. The target of this R&D project, hosted by PIA (french program for research), and with a global funding of 26 M€, is to develop a high power fuel cell and a hydrogen tank dedicated to heavy duty vehicles. Another part of the project is to produce locally “green hydrogen”, thanks to renewable energies, and to deliver this energy in a filling station.

With the help of Tennerdis and S2E2 clusters, the HyTrac consortia shoud be able to offer a complete solution to vehicle makers from 2018 onwards, in France and in other countries.


*Partners include SymbioFCell, McPhy, Vinci Construction, CEA, Compagnie Nationale du Rhône anf FCellSys.

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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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