Plastic Omnium signs technology partnership with McPhy to increase hydrogen solution
Photo credit: Plastic Omnium, McPhy
Plastic Omnium (Île-de-France, France) has signed a technological partnership with McPhy (France), a specialist in hydrogen production and distribution systems. One of the key aspects of this partnership is to work together on refueling protocols and interfaces between hydrogen refueling stations and composite type IV high pressure vessels to help expand Plastic Omnium’s expertise across the hydrogen value chain, including hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle solutions electric (see “Plastic Omnium strives for global market leadership in hydrogen mobility”).
Convinced of the great role hydrogen plays in the sustainable mobility of tomorrow, Plastic Omnium has built up technological and industrial know-how since 2015. With its production capacities now in operation, the group offers its customers a complete range of solutions along the entire hydrogen value chain, from enveloped carbon fiber high-pressure containers with fuel cell stacks and integrated hydrogen systems.
“Sustainable mobility challenges require an agile and open approach. This partnership with McPhy fits in perfectly with Plastic Omnium’s strategy of expanding its know-how in this sector in order to expand its technological and industrial lead in the rapidly growing hydrogen market, ”confirms Laurent Favre, CEO of Plastic Omnium.
According to Plastic Omnium, this technological collaboration should aim in particular at improving the performance and connectivity of high-pressure containers by analyzing and evaluating the data generated by the interface at the gas station.
Plastic Omnium and McPhy are also considering developing joint commercial products and solutions from the needs assessment stage for Plastic Omnium’s historic customers as well as new players in hydrogen mobility.
“This partnership with Plastic Omnium, with which we share the same technological and industrial challenges, is an example of the collaboration that McPhy intends to implement in order to fertilize its expertise with other important stakeholders in the hydrogen sector in a real sector logic.”, concludes Laurent Carme, CEO of McPhy. “It enables us to accelerate the development of hydrogen filling stations in order to create an industrialized, market-oriented and competitive offer.”
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