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INOCEL WINS FRANCE 2030 CALL FOR PROJECT “FIRST FACTORY”

INOCEL is proud to announce its selection as the winner of the 4th wave of the call of projects 1st Plant scheme! We express our gratitude to the Secrétariat général pour l’investissement and Bpifrance for their invaluable support . This success marks a significant milestone in the industrialization of INOCEL’s high-power fuel cells.

Project objective:
This project aims to support the construction of the first plant 4.0, with a surface area of over 15,000 m², on the Belfort territory in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region. The aim of this site is to produce in pre-series at the end of 2024, then in large volume in 2025, the most powerful, compact and efficient low-temperature fuel cell on the world market (300 kW). This fuel cell will be used to generate decarbonized energy for stationary applications.
From 2026, this site will support fuel cell production for the land-based heavy mobility market , then in 2027 for the maritime sector.

INOCEL is positioned at the heart of the strategic challenges of decarbonized energy generation for a greener, more sustainable future, meeting the challenge of sovereignty and the historic agreements reached at the
COP28 on a transition away from fossil fuels.

INOCEL WINS FRANCE 2030 CALL FOR PROJECT “FIRST FACTORY”

INOCEL is proud to announce its selection as the winner of the 4th wave of the call of projects 1st Plant scheme! We express our gratitude to the Secrétariat général pour l’investissement and Bpifrance for their invaluable support . This success marks a significant milestone in the industrialization of INOCEL’s high-power fuel cells.

Project objective:
This project aims to support the construction of the first plant 4.0, with a surface area of over 15,000 m², on the Belfort territory in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region. The aim of this site is to produce in pre-series at the end of 2024, then in large volume in 2025, the most powerful, compact and efficient low-temperature fuel cell on the world market (300 kW). This fuel cell will be used to generate decarbonized energy for stationary applications.
From 2026, this site will support fuel cell production for the land-based heavy mobility market , then in 2027 for the maritime sector.

INOCEL is positioned at the heart of the strategic challenges of decarbonized energy generation for a greener, more sustainable future, meeting the challenge of sovereignty and the historic agreements reached at the COP28 on a transition away from fossil fuels.

INOCEL Giga factory

Energy Transition: ENEDIS and INOCEL Join Forces to Decarbonize ENEDIS Operations

ENEDIS and INOCEL have entered into a partnership aimed at decarbonizing ENEDIS operations. This initiative, officially announced during the Hydrogen Business For Climate forum in Belfort, has the primary objective of reducing the carbon footprint of ENEDIS activities, with a specific focus on zero-emission power generators. This will enable an efficient response to the high-power electricity backup and emergency needs of ENEDIS network customers.

Johann Lejosne, Director of Sales and Partnerships at INOCEL, stated, “INOCEL is proud to collaborate with the electric distribution network manager, ENEDIS, using our innovative and high-performing solutions to address ENEDIS’ long-term decarbonization challenges.”

INOCEL, with its gigafactory located in Belfort, is well-equipped to meet these specific needs. The company is renowned for its expertise in developing high-power fuel cells, perfectly suited for stationary energy generation and mobility, thereby offering a reliable and environmentally-friendly source of energy.

This collaboration aims to design customized solutions to tackle ENEDIS’ large-scale decarbonization challenges. By partnering with INOCEL, a major player in the energy industry in France, ENEDIS strengthens its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and plays a key role in the energy transition in France.

This promising collaboration underscores the purpose of ENEDIS: “To act for an innovative, efficient, and solidarity-based public electricity distribution service. To connect society to the collective challenge of a sustainable world,” all while showcasing INOCEL’s expertise in providing high-power energy solutions.

Expand North Star: INOCEL wins the Supernova Challenge at the in the Mobility & Smart Cities category

INOCEL’s time at the Expand North Star show has been extraordinary, filled with groundbreaking discoveries, invaluable exchanges, and a momentous triumph in the Supernova Challenge’s Mobility and Smart Cities category.

Hosted by GITEX, the Expand North Star provided a unique opportunity for INOCEL to showcase its commitment to innovation and sustainability in the field of mobility and smart cities. It was a gathering of forward-thinking minds and cutting-edge technologies, all united by a common goal.

One of the most exciting highlights of this event was INOCEL’s victory in the Supernova Challenge’s Mobility and Smart Cities category. This achievement is a testament to our team’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of innovation in this rapidly evolving field. It showcases the hard work, dedication, and ingenuity of our talented team here at INOCEL.

INOCEL extends its heartfelt gratitude to International Boost for their warm welcome at the French Pavilion during the Expand North Star. Their support and hospitality added a special touch to our participation, making the experience even more memorable and highlighting the innovation and technologies created in France.

INOCEL Fuel Cell: INOCEL Partners with IFPEN for its Test Campaign

INOCEL and IFP Energies nouvelles have concluded a strategic collaboration agreement for the development of the high-power fuel cell INOCEL Z300.

INOCEL, specialized in the development of high-power fuel cells, and IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), a major player in research and training in the fields of energy, transport and environment, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to conduct a testing campaign for the development of the INOCEL Z300 fuel cell system.

High-power facilities for an innovative product

This collaboration represents a crucial milestone in the product’s development and industrialization. INOCEL will benefit from IFPEN’s expertise in guiding technological advancements related to ecological and energy transitions in mobility, accelerating the development of the INOCEL fuel cell.

The partnership will leverage both companies’ skills, expertise, and resources to carry out all necessary tests and studies on the INOCEL Z300 product.

 INOCEL will benefit from in-depth expertise on the entire system, from the stack to the DC/DC. IFPEN’s high-performance analysis tools will enable INOCEL to optimize its product’s performance for use on board vehicles.

taking on a technological challenge together

“We are determined to tackle all challenges that will maximize the performance and reliability of our fuel cell,” stated Marie-Laure Michaux, Technical Director at INOCEL.

Pierre Leduc, in charge of fuel cell developments for mobility at IFPEN, added, “Collaborating with INOCEL is an excellent opportunity to deploy our testing methods, modelling capabilities, and expertise in control and electronics for a highly promising technology. We aim to adapt INOCEL’s innovative product to the constraints of heavy-duty vehicle fuel cell usage, promoting the transition to electric motorization for energy-intensive machinery, less suited for exclusive battery operation.”

This collaboration aligns with a long-term partnership vision, enabling INOCEL and IFPEN to actively contribute to the promotion of clean energies for a more sustainable energy future.


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