Faurecia to significantly accelerate the ramp-up of hydrogen mobility

Faurecia, a company of the FORVIA Group, is going to attend Hannover Messe 2023 in Hannover, Germany alongside Symbio, its joint venture created with Michelin.

Two breakthrough hydrogen solutions for Automotive and Infrastructure in the European Market will be showcased:

Containerized Hydrogen Storage: a lightweight storage solution aiming at drastically lowering the cost and CO2 footprint of transporting hydrogen, by storing c.1 ton of H2 in the equivalent of a 40 feet container.

XL Gaseous Storage: a new 700 bar tank for truck applications which increases hydrogen capacity by 80% vs the current 350 bar solution and provides new vehicle integration opportunities.

The Faurecia Containerized Hydrogen Solution for storage and distribution offers a world-class payload using large, lightweight tanks and modular architecture. Designed to store up to 1 ton of usable compressed hydrogen, this lightweight solution drastically lowers the cost and CO2 footprint of transporting hydrogen.

Speaking ahead of the event Yves Dumoulin said, “I am looking forward to showing Faurecia’s latest innovations for hydrogen storage and to being part of the panel discussion on Heavy Duty Trucks – is Hydrogen the future? This is a great opportunity to show the maturity of our hydrogen solutions for heavy mobility.”

Yves Dumoulin commented, “In order to leverage the full potential of hydrogen for industrial purposes, we need to maximize its efficiency, both by increasing the driving range of hydrogen-powered vehicles and by lowering the cost of hydrogen distribution.”

Also on display will be the Faurecia XL Gaseous storage designed to maximize driving range and comply with higher pressure needs. This 700-bar tank for truck applications brings almost 80% higher hydrogen capacity than 350 bars and provides new solutions for vehicle integration. The XL-Type IV composite tank has been developed to comply with side tank truck installation and belt mounting. This large tank solution brings the best weight performance with a ratio beyond 7% at 700 bars.

Murat Aydemir said, “The German hydrogen ecosystem is very active and inspiring. We are all working with the same objective: ensuring the adoption of hydrogen technology to build a better world. The team and I are looking forward to participating in Hannover Messe and to representing Faurecia at this important European fair.”

Faurecia will exhibit alongside Symbio, the joint venture created with Michelin, which is dedicated to the design, manufacturing and marketing of fuel cell systems. Together the FORVIA Group and Symbio cover 75% of the hydrogen powertrain value with hydrogen storage systems and fuel cell stack systems.

Faurecia has invested more than €300 million in R&D, manufacturing, strategic partnerships and acquisitions since 2018 and targets €3.5bn in sales (combined with Symbio) by 2030.

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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