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HELION Hydrogen Power is one of the finalists for the hydrogen ecosystem innovation award under the high patronage of his Serene Highness Prince Albert II
HELION Hydrogen Power is one of the finalists for the hydrogen ecosystem innovation award under the high patronage of his Serene Highness Prince Albert II
52 candidates from more than fifteen countries applied for the Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Transportation organized by the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance. Among them, six selected finalists presented their solutions on November 21, 2022 during the Monaco Hydrogen Forum, an event intended to gather key stakeholders in the hydrogen sector to promote innovations in Mobility and especially the maritime sector. It is therefore alongside 5 other finalists that Vincent MAHEO, President of HELION Hydrogen Power, presented the FC-Rack TM Marine, our zero-emission high-power hydrogen fuel cell enabling to decarbonize the entire port and marine ecosystem.    

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HELION Hydrogen Power at COP 27!
HELION Hydrogen Power at COP 27!
HELION Hydrogen Power participated in COP 27 in Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt in November. In collaboration with the Hydrogen task force H40 from MEDEF, we had the opportunity to discuss with the Swedish, Quebecois, Brazilian, Saudi and Egyptian delegations. It was interesting to see that each country has its own hydrogen strategy and development plan. We could also visit Fertiglobe's green ammonia manufacturing plant in Cairo. We are delighted to have contributed to the debates on climate change and promoted sustainable mobility at the top of this major international conference.    

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HELION reveals the future design of its stationary fuel cell
HELION reveals the future design of its stationary fuel cell
The FC-Rack TM, HELION’s standard high-power fuel cell system, has a new look! In a process of continuous improvement, the new FC-Rack TM, fully designed for high power markets is now more compact, more efficient and more robust. With its refined design in polar white, its graphic and modern lines and its “server rack” look, HELION offers a product at the cutting edge, adapted to the environmental and architectural constraints of cities. Thanks to the FC-Rack TM, HELION is particularly targeting applications such as data centers, remote sites and telecommunications.

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HELION Hydrogen Power obtains its second Approval In Principle from RINA certification body for its marine fuel cell
HELION Hydrogen Power obtains its second Approval In Principle from RINA certification body for its marine fuel cell
Only few weeks after the announcement of the AIP issued by Bureau Veritas, HELION gets a second approval for its marine fuel cell, the FC-Rack™. The RINA certification body which is renowned in the maritime sector, promotes a green approach to this industry with a strong commitment to energy saving, emissions reductions and optimization of fuel consumption. This new AIP demonstrates the confidence put by certification companies in the technological maturity of HELION’s fuel cell, which now becomes one of the only manufacturers to obtain this double approval. HELION, with its experience of more than 20 years in manufacturing fuel cells, is also one of the first players in the hydrogen sector to have tested its technology in marine and submarine applications. The final stage of certification, which should take place in the coming months, will make possible to launch the manufacture of the first series of FC-Rack TM Marine, which will be used to propel the world’s first hybrid hydrogen dredger, ordered by the Occitanie Region to the shipyard PIRIOU.

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PRESS RELEASE - HELION obtains Approval in Principle for its marine fuel cell
PRESS RELEASE - HELION obtains Approval in Principle for its marine fuel cell
BUREAU VERITAS delivers Approval in Principle to HELION fuel cell system, taking another step towards the certification of its marine fuel cell, the FC-RACK(TM). The work carried out has enabled the Alstom subsidiary's 6th generation of hydrogen fuel cells to comply with Bureau Veritas rules that correspond to the use of fuel cells on board ships. The industrialisation of HELION’s fuel cell will enable marine players to meet their net zero goals and decarbonize the maritime sector. The fuel cell “marinization” is ensured thanks to a double envelope enclosure that enables the system to be perfectly sealed in a saline environment. In addition, HELION's new FC-RACK™ Marine incorporates a thermal management system, dedicated on-board control system, and a hydrogen safety system that enables the FC-RACK™ Marine to be installed inside or on the deck of the vessel. Finally, its vertical architecture facilitates ease-of-access during maintenance operations.

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HELION Hydrogen Power integrates the Hydrogen task force H40
HELION Hydrogen Power integrates the Hydrogen task force H40
This initiative, launched by the Hydrogen task force of MEDEF International and France Hydrogène at the end of March 2022, is the first French index of hydrogen start-ups and small caps. Supported by John Cockerill, GL events and Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking, the H40 Index aims to bring together 40 French hydrogen start-ups and small caps wishing to develop on foreign markets, and to provide them with more visibility, access facility to the Task Force network and a series of dedicated actions. HELION Hydrogen Power is one of the first 7 companies to join this program. This support reinforces our international deployment strategy.

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HELION Hydrogen Power participates to HYVOLUTION 2022
HELION Hydrogen Power participates to HYVOLUTION 2022
We will be present at HYVOLUTION 2022 on 11th and 12th May at Paris Event Center. Do not hesitate to visit our booth H37.  To obtain your visitor badge : Home - HyVolution 2022 (hyvolution-event.com)  

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PRESS RELEASE / World premiere hydrogen dredger vessel
PRESS RELEASE / World premiere hydrogen dredger vessel
HELION Hydrogen Power will supply its fuel cell to the shipbuilder PIRIOU to equip the future hybrid hydrogen dredger ship of the Occitanie Region, a world premiere HELION Hydrogen Power, and the shipbuilder Piriou signed a contract in Sète (Hérault) to integrate a fuel cell system into the future hybrid hydrogen dredger ship ordered by the Region. As part of the renewal of its fleet of vessels and in order to continue to reduce the environmental impact of dredging activities, the Region has decided to acquire a hybrid hydrogen dredger ship, named HyDrOMer, in 2021. The only one of its kind in the world, it will be used to maintain the depths of the three regional ports. The Piriou Group, which won the tender from the Occitanie Region in June 2021, is in charge of building this vessel designed in partnerships with the French naval architecture office LMG Marin. This project is strategic for the shipyard, which confirms its position as a leader in non-carbon propulsion vessels. HELION Hydrogen Power will supply its hydrogen fuel cell, FC-Rack TM, a modular, containerised brick designed specifically for high power and marine applications. This 200 kW hydrogen generator, integrated in a 15-foot container, will be housed on the deck of the ship, next to the gas storage required to operate the fuel cell.   This hybrid engine will eliminate all emissions from the ship when it is at berth, offering the possibility of switching off the diesel engines while continuing to support daily activities on board for the crew. It will also provide part of the energy needed to operate the vessel at sea, during dredging and beach nourishment operations. Photo credit:  ©PIRIOU shipyard - HyDrOMer, Drague hybride à hydrogène de la Région Occitanie  

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Alstom inaugurates its new hydrogen fuel cell production platform in Aix-en-Provence
Alstom inaugurates its new hydrogen fuel cell production platform in Aix-en-Provence
Almost €6 million invested in a 100% « made in France » fuel cell production unit Alstom's subsidiary, Helion Hydrogen Power, positions itself as a strategic French player in the hydrogen sector Alstom's hydrogen strategy is part of its ambition to be the leader in green and smart mobility worldwide.   10 December 2021 – On 10 December 2021, Alstom inaugurated its new hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing platform on the site of its subsidiary Helion Hydrogen Power, in Aix-en-Provence, in the presence of Renaud Muselier, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Deputy President of Régions de France, and Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France. « Our subsidiary Helion Hydrogen Power is an innovation start-up with comprehensive expertise in hydrogen technology, from design to industrialization and manufacturing, both of the core cells and of complete subsystems. It complements our know-how in hydrogen trains and enables us to offer competitive solutions to our customers. With this fifth location in the South of France, four of which being in the Aix-Marseille Provence metropolitan area, Alstom confirms its presence and its contribution to the economic and social dynamism of the region. A new building based in Aix-en-Provence will bring together by 2023 all of Alstom's R&D, engineering and production activities in the metropolitan area, currently based in Aix-en-Provence (on 2 sites) and Vitrolles », explained Jean-Baptiste EYMEOUD, President of Alstom France. « As early as 2017, with our Regional Climate Plan "Une COP d'avance", we identified the development of renewable energies as a priority to make Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur a carbon-neutral territory by 2050. We have made a concrete commitment to the development of hydrogen, which is a real environmental and industrial asset for the South region. Thanks to our Regional Hydrogen Plan, the actors of this sector have been able to benefit from nearly 2 million euros, and the support of our Regional Interest Operations "Energies of Tomorrow", "Economy of the Sea" and "Industries of the Future". Finally, as part of our Climate Plan 2 "Keeping our COP ahead", we have decided to strengthen this support through new actions for the coming years, » declared Renaud MUSELIER, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Deputy President of Régions de France.   6 million invested in a 100% Made in France fuel cell production unit The industrial platform for the manufacture of hydrogen fuel cells in Aix-en-Provence was created thanks to a significant investment plan since the beginning of Helion Hydrogen Power (in 2001). Nearly 6 million euros have been injected to increase production capacity tenfold, while reducing the associated manufacturing costs. The Alstom subsidiary is thus able to meet the growing demand for high-powered fuel cells, both in France and abroad.Helion Hydrogen Power can produce up to 4 fuel cell stacks and 1 fuel cell subsystem (FC Rack) per day.   One of the first 100% French fuel cell manufacturing platforms A new production unit was set up at the beginning of 2021 to standardise and automate the manufacture of stacks, to integrate and assemble them in order to produce FC Rack fuel cell systems covering a wide range of power ratings (from 100 kW to over 2 MW).This new production line, which is partly robotised, is equipped with the latest technological advances and ensures fast, reliable and reproducible assembly of the stacks.All the components that make up the FC Rack are assembled in a 200 m2 building, bringing the total area of the production line to 1,200 m2.With this new industrial platform, Helion Hydrogen Power is positioning itself as a strategic French player in the hydrogen sector. It is one of the leaders of a sector that is preparing to meet the strategic challenges of sustainable development and the reindustrialisation of the region. The Alstom subsidiary aims to increase its workforce to 80 people by 2030.   Production based on a unique and modular product, adapted to various applications Helion Hydrogen Power now has the capacity to manufacture its own battery cores at its Aix-en-Provence site. « By manufacturing our own cores, we are in a strong position in an increasingly competitive sector », explains Vincent Mahéo, President, Helion Hydrogen Power. The company has also developed a battery subsystem based on a simplified and modular architecture that can be reproduced in series. This standardised brick, called FC Rack, is composed of 4 stacks and can deliver an electrical power ranging from 100 to 200 kW. This flexible system, covering a wide range of power, can power various heavy mobility and stationary applications, more specifically : Heavy mobility: rail, sea, river, construction and mining equipment Genset: temporary power supply for specific events and construction sites, power supply for refrigerated containers, shore power supply for ships, power supply for auxiliaries for ships, etc. Emergency power supply for industrial sites, telecoms and data centres.

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PRESS RELEASE / Alstom completes its expertise in hydrogen with the acquisition of Helion Hydrogen Power
PRESS RELEASE / Alstom completes its expertise in hydrogen with the acquisition of Helion Hydrogen Power
April 1, 2021 - Alstom pursues its strategy of sustainable development and innovation with the acquisition of Helion Hydrogen Power. This company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AREVA Energies Renouvelables, is a nugget of innovation, specializing in high-power fuel cells, thus complementing Alstom’s know-how in hydrogen technology. With this acquisition, Alstom, which is a pioneer in the use of hydrogen in the rail sector, enriches its portfolio of innovative and competitive solutions and continues to implement its Alstom in Motion strategic plan. It is also strengthening its technological foothold in France and its geographic foothold in the Southern Region, in addition to its current sites in Aix-en-Provence and Vitrolles. “This acquisition represents a very good development prospect for Helion Hydrogen Power and its employees. Alstom will therefore strive to develop the full potential of the innovative technology and know-how of this nugget. This purchase is part of the Alstom group’s strategy to extend and complete its expertise in sustainable and smart mobility, ”said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, Chairman of Alstom France. Helion Hydrogen Power employs nearly 30 experienced and multidisciplinary employees at its Aix-en-Provence site. The company covers the entire high power fuel cell value chain: design, development, manufacture, engineering support, customer training. It is now mainly focused on the energy and transport markets, in France and internationally. Helion Hydrogen Power has participated in more than 100 projects and around 30 of its solutions are in operation around the world. Following the completion of the transaction, which took place on April 1, 2021, the Company, renamed ALSTOM Hydrogen S.A.S., becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alstom. In addition, Alstom remains committed to its current suppliers to ensure the smooth running of current offers and projects.

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PRESS RELEASE / HELION Hydrogen Power fuel cells selected for testing the electricity supply of refrigerated maritime containers.
PRESS RELEASE / HELION Hydrogen Power fuel cells selected for testing the electricity supply of refrigerated maritime containers.
HELION Hydrogen Power has been selected by CMA CGM, a worldwide leading company in maritime transport and logistics, to test its fuelcells on refrigerated maritime containers.    

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HELION Hydrogen Power wins a tender of the University of Corsica to develop the experimental site called MYRTE.
HELION Hydrogen Power wins a tender of the University of Corsica to develop the experimental site called MYRTE.
HELION Hydrogen Power and the University of Corsica Pasquale-Paoli recently renewed their commitment to ongoing cooperation by launching a new development stage on MYRTE platform. MYRTE 2020 project will unable to test new applications, in particular hydrogen mobility and will strengthen the existing electrical capacity of the platform with the addition of a new Hydrogen/ Air fuelcell "FC Rack TM", the latest innovation from HELION .

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Riverdating 27-28th November, 2019
Riverdating 27-28th November, 2019
HELION Hydrogen Power participates to Riverdating 2019. An opportunity to suggest its fuel cells to inland waterway transport players in Europe. About fifty business meetings are scheduled.

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PRESS RELEASE / Hydrogen Power contributes to the inland shipping HyBarge project
PRESS RELEASE / Hydrogen Power contributes to the inland shipping HyBarge project
HELION Hydrogen Power will work with the shipowner L’Equipage and the engineering office Orion Naval Solutions to integrate a fuel cell module in a river barge as carbon-free engine solution.

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HELION Hydrogen Power becomes AREVA Energy Storage's new commercial brand
HELION Hydrogen Power becomes AREVA Energy Storage's new commercial brand
Capitalizing on 20 years of experience and a recognized expertise in the field of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell, HELION Hydrogen Power becomes the brand name of AREVA Energy Storage. With this new brand, the French historical manufacturer of low and high-power fuel cell core technology (stack) and integrated systems strengthen its marketing strategy around new products dedicated to stationary applications (Fuel Cell Gensets, Backup, hydrogen batteries) and heavy mobility (rail, maritime and  inland shipping). HELION not only supervises the integration of complex hydrogen solutions but also provides  project management services. This change of brand is fully in line with the management's wish to accelerate the industrial evolution of the company. Initiated at the end of last year, the company's industrialization plan will soon be realized by the commissioning, by the end of 2019, of a modern production unit dedicated to an automated stack assembly line. This powerful industrial tool will produce the equivalent of 500 stacks / year in 2022 and will contribute to divide production costs by three.

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Event : Solar & Energy Boat Challenge  July, 2-6th  -MONACO
Event : Solar & Energy Boat Challenge July, 2-6th -MONACO
Come and met us at Solar & Energy Boat Challenge in Monaco where our partners Hydrogadz are competiting with their boat equipped with our fuel cell. After several months of work and commitment, these students from the Engineering School ENSAM Aix-en-Provence, are ready to compete with this innovative technology of naval propulsion. Free entry Address : Yacht club de Monaco : Quai Louis II, 98000 Monaco

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High power and Made in France fuel cells
High power and Made in France fuel cells
AREVA Energy Storage manufactures fuel cells adaptable to heavy mobility such as ships and trains. Article: Europe Parlementaire n°37 – Hiver 2018-19

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New ambitions for AREVA Energy Storage, major French manufacturer in high power Fuel Cells
New ambitions for AREVA Energy Storage, major French manufacturer in high power Fuel Cells
AREVA Energy Storage, key player of the French Hydrogen Energy industry, has just revealed its new strategical action plan, its technical sales goals and the ways to make it happen

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AREVA Energy Storage in attendance at the Hydrogen Day of Territories 2018
AREVA Energy Storage in attendance at the Hydrogen Day of Territories 2018
AREVA Energy Storage will expose at the Hydrogen Day of Territories at Toulouse (France), on 26th and 27th September, and will introduce its last 5 kW Greenergy Box TM dedicated to smart houses and smart grids.

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