Plastic Omnium has signed a technological partnership with McPhy, a specialist in hydrogen production and distribution equipment.
One of the central aspects of the agreement is to collaborate on filling protocols and interfaces between hydrogen stations and high-pressure vessels.
Plastic Omnium’s production capacities, now operational, enable the Group to provide its customers with a range of solutions across the hydrogen value chain, from high-pressure vessels to fuel cells stacks and the integrated hydrogen systems.
“Sustainable mobility challenges require an agile and open approach,” said Plastic Omnium CEO, Laurent Favre. “This partnership with McPhy ties in with Plastic Omnium’s strategy to develop its expertise in this sector, in order to extend its technological and industrial lead in the rapidly growing hydrogen market.”
For his part, McPhy CEO, Laurent Carme, added: “This partnership with Plastic Omnium, with whom we share the same technological and industrial challenges, is an example of cooperation that McPhy intends to implement in order to cross-fertilize its expertise with other major stakeholders in the hydrogen sector.”
“It allows us to accelerate the development of hydrogen stations, to prepare an industrialised, market-scaled and competitive offer”.
The technological collaboration will in particular aim to improve the performance and connectivity of high-pressure vessels, by analysing data generated by the interface at the filling station.
Plastic Omnium and McPhy are also looking at developing joint commercial products and solutions starting from the needs analysis phase, for Plastic Omnium’s historic customers, as well as new hydrogen mobility players.