Local authoritiesBrittany – Normandy – Pays de Loire, France2023
The VHyGO (Vallée Hydrogène Grand Ouest) project involves bringing together actors and initiatives to develop territorial hydrogen ecosystems to facilitate access to renewable hydrogen in the Great West. This project supports all territories and companies, regardless of their size, in their transition to green mobility. The consortium brings together more than 20 partners driven by a conviction: renewable hydrogen has its place in tomorrow’s energy mix.
The context: bringing together the actors and initiatives of 3 regions
Straddling the three regions of Brittany, Normandy, and Pays de Loire, the VHyGO (Vallée Hydrogène Grand Ouest) project focuses on:
- Development of local renewable hydrogen production sites. It is produced in industrial quantities and can serve the entire territory of the Great West
- Linking the territory with hydrogen filling stations to make this renewable hydrogen available to all
- The massification of uses through the acquisition of a large number of vehicles, and the use of purchasing groups, which allows a significant reduction in prices
- Synchronization of the development of uses, distribution, and production
We aim to develop a network of 20 stations in 15 cities by 2024.
The hydrogen territorial ecosystems project
From the start, the VHyGO project brought together private and public actors, including Lhyfe. They are committed to bringing about projects of territories with a positive impact. Lhyfe is the project coordinator. It carries the “production” brick of the ecosystem and focuses on developing local renewable hydrogen production sites that will supply the territory’s future stations.
The entire hydrogen value chain is now represented in VHyGO:
- Future public and private users
- Manufacturers and operators of hydrogen distribution stations
- Manufacturers of hydrogen vehicles or retrofit operators
- Design offices
- Institutions, competitiveness clusters, and business clusters
VHyGO aims to democratize access to renewable hydrogen in the Great West by supporting all territories and businesses, regardless of their size, in their transition to green mobility. Today, the consortium brings together more than 20 partners who are convinced that renewable hydrogen has its place in tomorrow’s energy mix and that this sector can develop rapidly through a pragmatic approach, as close as possible to the regions.
Maud Augeai, Lhyfe Project Coordinator for VHyGO
tonnes less CO2 a year by 2030
all SMEs and communities in the West of France will be less than 100 kilometres from a renewable hydrogen production site by 2030
more than 20 partners involved across the entire hydrogen value chain
What made the difference ?
It reaches a critical size allowing the massification of production and uses
It makes clean, local fuel available to everyone (small and large communities, and small and large businesses)
It focuses on adapting to the challenges, constraints and schedules of each area and company.