Michelin is preparing to boost hydrogen production through Symbio’s partners. Symbio’s partners plan to begin construction of a hydrogen fuel cell system plant in Sanfon near Lyon this year.
Combined with batteries, H2 fuel cells are used to extend cruising range, enabling the development of green long-distance and urban travel.
Symbio plans to manufacture 200,000 H2 fuel cells annually by 2030.
“Michelin has been working on hydrogen fuel cell technology for over 15 years,” said Anish Taneja, president of Michelin’s Northern Europe region. “Symbio’s joint venture is currently developing a fourth generation. The current goal is to increase production to reduce manufacturing costs.
“We will work closely with Faurecia to make our joint subsidiary a major supplier in this area. Our goal is to achieve sales of € 1.5 billion (US $ 1.8 billion) by 2030.”
The first milestone has already been achieved. Symbio is currently developing a 4th generation fuel cell system. By 2025, Symbio will have a production capacity of over 20,000 fuel cell systems. The company currently employs 250 people.
The joint venture reported its first success with the original equipment. StackPackS is used as standard on two hydrogen-powered Renault models. Kangoo ZE Hydrogen and Master ZE Hydrogen have been rolling off their production lines using Symbio components since October 2019.
Symbio is also equipped with the StackPack system on PSA Group’s first hydrogen-powered commercial vehicle fleet.
PSA Group plans to introduce hydrogen vehicles for business customers in 2021.
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