The station at Fos-sur-Mer is part of the HyAMMED project ("Hydrogène à Aix-Marseille pour une Mobilitate Ecologique et Durable") and benefits from French funding. The new station is also part of H2Haul, the European project co-financed by Clean Hydrogen Partnership Air Liquide and IVECO were among the first partners of the H2Haul project since its launch in 2019.
A second high-capacity station (700 bar, 2 tons/day) dedicated to heavy vehicles will be installed in Salon-de-Provence in 2025 and will have the potential to fuel a fleet of up to 50 IVECO trucks with hydrogen.
"Our strategy for increasingly sustainable mobility is centered on an energy-neutral approach, and hydrogen-based mobility is a key element in this and we see it as an essential solution for the sustainability of long-distance road transport long. By inaugurating this station, we are proving that we have all the necessary capabilities, both vehicles and recharging infrastructure, to build a true hydrogen-based mobility ecosystem. With this step, IVECO's strategy becomes a reality. Today's milestone allows us to further strengthen our strategic partnership with Air Liquide, a leader on the international energy transition scene who, like the IVECO Group, works to promote a more sustainable society," said Gerrit Marx, CEO, of Iveco Group.
The participants at the inauguration of the high-capacity charging station (1 ton/day) could also see the prototype of an IVECO brand fuel cell truck. This transport solution for long-distance transport has a fast refueling time at a pressure of 700 bar.
“To encourage the widespread use of hydrogen as a power source, we must collectively create the conditions for the sector to grow. It is imperative to create a network of high-capacity stations dense enough to enable vehicle manufacturers and transport operators to embark on this transition. The HyAMMED project is part of this approach: it is a decisive first step and the launch of a greater ambition that we share with our partner IVECO", said Erwin Penfornis, Vice President of Hydrogen Energy World Business Line, Air Liquide
The global hydrogen fueling market was valued at $311.05 million in 2022 and is expected to reach a value of approximately $1,495 billion by 2032, according to a study by Precedence Research.