Green hydrogen: carbon-free transport and zero emissions

A successful energy transition is underpinned by a transformation of driving habits and vehicle usage.

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Several French and European cities have announced a ban on diesel vehicles for 2025 or 2030. The transport sector is responsible for more than 25% of the planet’s CO2 emissions. Fine particles (notably from combustion engines) cause the premature death of more than 50,000 people a year in France. 
To meet these challenges, individual and collective transport and the road transport sector are currently undergoing a two-pronged revolution: electric for light vehicles and hydrogen for heavy vehicles.

Innovative Solution

Bouygues Energies & Services, an energy transition operator, offers turnkey solutions for the production/distribution of green hydrogen for transport. 

These solutions include:

In 2020, no less than 7 projects of this type have been studied by our teams, with the first projects scheduled for 2021.

Public Client Benefits

The aim is to make vehicle fleets carbon-free, such as those used for household waste collection or intercity buses. 

This migration to hydrogen vehicles can also reduce noise pollution (end of internal combustion engines) and entirely eliminate polluting emissions (NOx, PM 10, SOx, etc.).
The hydrogen train (such as that developed by Alstom) can replace diesel trains running on non-electrified lines.

Private Client Benefits

The sector of forklift trucks used by logistics platforms is particularly suited from a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) standpoint compared to electric forklift trucks. 

Hydrogen transport is also suitable for closed-loop road transport (returning to the same point every day)..

Key Figures

Reduced carbon impact: a hydrogen vehicle reduces CO2 emissions by almost two thirds compared with a diesel vehicle while maintaining exactly the same ease of use. Filling a tank full of hydrogen takes no longer than a  tank full of diesel.

Maturity Level

Level 1 : Proof of Concept or lab test
Level 2: Tested under real life conditions
Level 3: Commercial solution

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