[Testimonials from managers of EDF's Hynamics division, dedicated to the production of hydrogen by electrolysis, and managers of the company McPhy, partner of the group.]
Hydrogen is not science fiction anymore. It really is the present, and of course, it will be the future. We are at a turning point with hydrogen. It is no more an R&D matter, it is taking off now.
[Focus on Pascal Mauberger, CEO of McPhy, talking in a plant where hydrogen is produced.]
Pascal Mauberger : Hydrogen will represent 20 percent of the final energy usage in the world in 2050. Hydrogen is produced today at 98 percent from hydrocarbons, it's 10 kilograms of CO2 produced when you produce one kilo of hydrogen. With McPhy, we can produce hydrogen with no CO2 emission.
This is the factory where we produce our water electrolysis system. We dissociate the water molecule to produce hydrogen and we use decarbonized electricity to make this work.
[Focus on Michel Vanhaesbroucke, director of EDF Pulse Expansion, sitting on a chair inside the plant.]
Michel Vanhaesbroucke : EDF decided to invest in McPhy because McPhy are the best in class for the alkaline technology that is mature today, and we need their technology to have the hydrogen market take off now.
[Back to Pascal Mauberger.]
Pascal Mauberger : EDF created their subsidiary Hynamics that will invest in hydrogen platforms and operate these hydrogen platforms. So we will provide the technology and they will use this technology to invest and produce hydrogen for every industry and for every transportation.
[Focus on Christelle Rouillé, CEO of Hynamics, also sitting on a chair inside the plant.]
So, you know, it's just a very exciting time. And for Hynamics, it's also a huge challenge because we are between electricity producer EDF and McPhy, which is our partner producing electrolyzers that we will install on site for the industrial customers. On the other side, with heavy transportation, then we will also install electrolyzers and the refueling station in order to supply at buses, trains, vessels and also waste management trucks.
[Back to Michel Vanhaesbroucke.]
Michel Vanhaesbroucke : We need to help our customers perform their own energy transition, so it's no more about selling them electricity, but helping them change their energy inside their plant or their house. And then Hynamics will produce the energy in the plant, in the bus station, helping them to generate their own low carbon hydrogen.
[Back to Christelle Rouillé.]
With low carbon hydrogen, produced with electrolyzers, and low carbon electricity, then we will be able to have better, cleaner cities and not so noisy, not so dirty as we have now.
[Back to Michel Vanhaesbroucke,who talks in voice-over, with shots of an EDF’s convention.]
EDF Pulse Expansion is EDF startup incubator. Pulse Expansion has the mission of generating new business opportunities, both in helping EDF people creating new branches for EDF and investing in external startups. We wanted to be into the hydrogen business because low carbon hydrogen is taking off now and this is the reason why Pulse Expansion created Hynamics. We feel that in the big jigsaw puzzle of this energy transition, low carbon hydrogen will be masterpiece.