100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

AREVA H2 Gen inaugurated on 24 June 2016 the first French plant to manufacture electrolysers in the presence of Mrs Segolène Royal, French Minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea.

The site, situated in Les Ulis, is designed to produce forty PEM electrolysers year, 25 kW up to 1 to 2 MW.

AREVA H2Gen is a joint venture born in 2014 from the alliance of three partners, ADEME, Areva, and Smart Energy.

Read the Press Release here

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