France Hydrogène and the Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) have joined forces in an exciting development for the hydrogen sector, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Hyvolution trade show in Paris. This landmark agreement is set to turbocharge the transition to net zero, leveraging the combined strengths of over 650 member organisations in the burgeoning hydrogen industry. Among these members is Triton Hydrogen, a pioneering company in the hydrogen field, which has expressed delight at this new partnership.
Philippe Boucly of France Hydrogène and Nigel Holmes of SHFCA signing the MoU at Hyvolution.
Philippe Boucly, President of France Hydrogène, and Nigel Holmes, Chief Executive of SHFCA, marked this occasion by signing the MoU, initiating a forward-looking Auld Alliance that promises to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen technologies. This collaboration is a testament to the commitment of both France and Scotland to lead the hydrogen revolution in Europe.
Gillian Martin, the Scottish Government Energy Minister, highlighted the importance of this partnership in advancing hydrogen development in both nations. She emphasised the potential for creating well-paid jobs, fostering a sustainable energy system, and supporting skills development through this strategic alliance.
Echoing this sentiment, Philippe Boucly of France Hydrogène expressed eagerness to strengthen the relationship with SHFCA and its members like Triton Hydrogen, focusing on key areas such as climate change mitigation, energy security, and economic development. Nigel Holmes added that this new alliance with France Hydrogène is a significant step towards establishing a thriving hydrogen economy across Europe, benefiting from the vast expertise of their combined membership.
This partnership is particularly encouraging for Triton Hydrogen, a member of SHFCA. As a company at the forefront of hydrogen barrier coating technology, Triton Hydrogen is poised to play a vital role in the accelerated deployment and development of hydrogen as a clean energy source. The company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability aligns perfectly with the goals of the MoU, which aims to facilitate collaborative projects, knowledge sharing, advocacy, capacity building, and resource sharing among members.
The objectives of the MoU include:
Fostering collaborative projects to strengthen ties between France Hydrogène and SHFCA.
Encouraging knowledge sharing and best practices for the safe deployment of hydrogen.
Improving engagement with organisations in complementary geographic areas.
Supporting skills development, training, and education in the hydrogen sector.
Coordinating news articles, communications, and events to benefit members like Triton Hydrogen.
With its comprehensive approach to hydrogen technology, Triton Hydrogen stands to benefit significantly from the enhanced collaboration and knowledge exchange facilitated by this MoU. The company’s dedication to advancing hydrogen as a vital component of a sustainable energy future is well-aligned with the strategic goals of both France Hydrogène and SHFCA.
This MoU is not just a promise for future cooperation but a concrete step towards realising the full potential of hydrogen energy. It sets a precedent for international collaboration, with France and Scotland leading the way. Members like Triton Hydrogen are at the heart of this partnership, poised to contribute their expertise and innovation to the collective effort towards a greener, more sustainable world.
For more information on Triton Hydrogen and their role in shaping the future of hydrogen energy, contact Paul Meersman, Global Head of Marketing and Communications at Triton Hydrogen.