France’s Minister for the Ecological and Solidarity Transition Nicolas Hulo announced plans to position the country as a leader in hydrogen energy solutions that help decarbonize industry and the transportation sector.

The “plan Hydrogène” builds on France’s existing leadership from Air Liquide, McPhy, and Engie.  The country will put 100 million Euros beginning in 2019 with “the aim is to have projects making rapid progress and over time to invest 100 million euros every year”.

By 2023, France plans to have 5,200 hydrogen-powered vehicles with a focus on commercial vehicles such as buses, trains and trucks.  The funding would help expand the number of hydrogen fueling stations from 20 today to 100.

The Minister recognized the need for ‘green’ hydrogen from renewable resources and detailed plans for 10 percent zero-carbon hydrogen by 2023 and 20-40 percent by 2028.

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France Govt Press Release

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