ZEV - Zero Emission Valley

LEAD DEVELOPER

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council

PROJECT PARTNERS

Regional Council Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hympulsion, Michelin, ENGIE, Banque des Territoires and Crédit Agricole

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

CEF (Connecting Europe Facility), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, Ademe and local authorities

MAIN LOCATION

Lyon
(
France
)

OTHER LOCATIONS

Chambéry, Clermont-Ferrand, Riom, Montluçon, Modane, Moutiers, Lyon, Grenoble, Saint Etienne, Annecy, Valence, Bourg en Bresse, Villefranche sur Saône, Montélimar (France)

ZEV - Zero Emission Valley

This project aims to deploy 20 hydrogen stations and 1,200 vehicles in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region before the end of 2024.

PROJECT DETAILS

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

[T/day]:

1.60
VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

  • Electricity from solar PV
  • Hydropower
  • Other

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with PEM electrolyser

H2 STORAGE

  • Cylinder - Compressed H2
  • Cavern

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Trucking - Compressed H2

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

  • HRS 700 bar
  • HRS 350 bar
END USES

MOBILITY

  • Cars
  • Buses
  • Trucks
  • Trains

ENERGY

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

  • Supply to other industries

INVESTMENT VOLUME

[M€]:

70.00
FUNDING

PROJECT TIMELINE

2014

Start of project development

Project finalisation

2035


CURRENT STATUS:

Start of implementation

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Business model/business case development

    Working with complementary technical and financial skills between public and private partners

  • Technological readiness/technological performance (e.g. availability, efficiency, duration/lifetime)

  • Regulatory provisions

  • Permitting and authorization procedures

  • Political backing and buy-in

  • Funding

  • Experienced staff

  • Local public acceptance

  • Project's business case

  • Stakeholder cooperation

  • Risk sharing mechanisms between project partners

  • Project's governance model

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

  • Applying for public subsidy/grant schemes

  • Securing private investors

  • Securing public financial support (subsidy/grant)

  • Building a financial model

  • Putting a de-risking framework in place

  • Securing customer commitments to de-risk the financial model

N.A.: Not available. This is possible due to two reasons: a) the Hydrogen Valley chose to not publicly display the data or b) the Hydrogen Valley did not answer the specific question in the associated survey.