Inovyn is to acquire a hydrogen truck in France 

Invoyn hydrogen truck

Inovyn, the subsidiary of the Ineos group, involved in hydrogen, is going to become a consumer by using a hydrogen fuel cell truck for its operations in the Bourgogne Franche Comté region.

The European leader in PVC production is going to use a hydrogen-powered truck to connect its Tavaux site (Jura) and the Benvic plant in Dijon (Côte d’Or). It could thus save 60 tonnes of CO2 per year. This reasoning is quite logical for Inovyn*, which is a subsidiary of the chemical group Ineos. 

To manufacture PVC, one of the basic ingredients is chlorine, obtained by salt water electrolysis. This know-how led the group to position itself on this new sustainable energy by creating a new entity specialising in hydrogen two years ago. The company also intends to use hydrogen to decarbonise its logistics activities. For example, Inovyn has decided to join forces with GCA Trans Service, a logistics company. Together they will retrofit to hydrogen a truck based on a DAF frame. In more details, the diesel engine will be replaced by an electric motor and a fuel cell. This hydrogen trucks will have a range of 500 km. 

The truck will be operational from April and will refuel with hydrogen in Dijon, where an ecosystem is being set up. Following this pilot project, Inovyn is considering similar projects with other customers in the Benelux by the end of 2023. 

*Inovyn, which was created in 2015, was originally a joint venture between Ineos and Solvay. However the British company Ineos became 100% owner after one year.

Do you want to learn more about Inovyn and its hydrogen truck? Then our latest article on the subject should interest you. You can read it here.

Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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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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