HYVIA, the Renault Group and Plug Power’s hydrogen (H2) mobility joint venture, has inaugurated its plant at Refactory, Renault Group’s Flins, Ile-de-France manufacturing site.
The plant will house fuel cell module assembly and testing based on Plug Power’s technology. The 30-kW fuel cell will power Renault Master H2-TECH portfolio (van, chassis cab and city bus).
By year’s end, the plant will also begin assembly of H2 refueling stations and the production of low-carbon hydrogen. A 1-MW electrolyzer will supply H2 to the plant for testing fuel cells and H2 refueling stations. Engineers and operators at the Flins plant have completed specialty training in France and the United States to assemble and test a fuel cell.
HYVIA's ambition is to reach 30% of the European light commercial vehicle H2 market by 2030.
“Since its creation on June 3, 2021, HYVIA is moving fast. Our plant represents a major human, technological and industrial challenge,” said David Holderbach, HYVIA CEO.