As the 2021 winner of the ACF Autotech Grand Prix, David Colomar, CEO of EIFHYTEC, partner in COSMHYC DEMO, was invited to the Tech & Co program of BFM Business. For the 2023 edition of the ACF Autotech Grand Prix award, he had the unique opportunity to present the innovative hydrogen compressor of EIFHYTEC during this major business TV program and to discuss about new mobility solutions with Fréderic Charon, CTO of Forvia.
He explained the thermal principle of EIFHYTEC’s compressors allowing to avoid the use of moving parts, making it possible to compress hydrogen more efficiently, and reducing both maintenance operations and costs at refueling stations. This helps to make hydrogen affordable for a variety of mobility usages, particularly for heavy mobility or for usage requiring a large autonomy such as taxi fleets.
David Colomar pointed out that the technology is currently being implemented in various demonstration projects, Sorigny, near Tours, for COSMHYC DEMO, among others.
Finally, in response to a question from Frédéric Simottel on the evolution of the hydrogen ecosystem, David Colomar acknowledged the political momentum to support the development of the French and EU industrial ecosystem. This requires constant effort and commitment to ensure that eventually, hydrogen technologies are produced in Europe and will generate export value. David Colomar described the process of developing a new technological component up to its industrial production as a marathon that can last a decade!
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