Inauguration of the hydrogen platform, unique in Europe !

  • Author PowiDian
  • Date 09/17/2019
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Powidian, an expert in autonomous renewable and decentralized energy production stations, is inaugurating its “hydrogen” platform at La Ville aux Dames, a unique model in Europe.

PowiDian, a specialist in autonomous renewable, decentralized, non-polluting and intelligent energy stations, inaugurated its first European hydrogen platform on September 10 in La Ville aux Dames (37).

During this inauguration, the company received no less than 200 guests, including many representatives of the Center Val de Loire Region, the Departmental Council, the National Assembly, the Senate, the Touraine Chamber of Commerce as well as its customers. and prestigious partners such as EDF, Engie, Eiffage, Enedis, Bouygues, CEA, Schneider, Siemens, Areva, Airbus, DGA or even Afhypac (French association for hydrogen and fuel cells).


A real industrial tool allowing you to move quickly from project to completion, this 1,800 m² platform is the result of a technology that makes it possible to convert, through electrolysis, energy from a renewable source into hydrogen and thus overcome the intermittent.


Hydrogen, a real energy carrier, now enables long-term energy storage; producing electricity, heat and cold. It is recognized as being one of the key solutions for decarbonizing many economic and human activities still dependent on fossil fuels, in the mobility, energy, industry and housing sectors: eco-districts, construction sites clean, green transport, carbon-free supply to ports and isolated sites, for example.


Jean-Marie BOURGEAIS, co-Founder and President of PowiDian declares:We have demonstrated our ability to deploy projects in France, near Antarctica and in the Indian Ocean. PowiDian’s technology is proof that hydrogen is a real operational alternative to polluting fossil fuel solutions, even in extreme conditions. The Xerys Funds support PowiDian and invest heavily in its development.”


The platform is modular and reconfigurable at will. It is equipped with 70kwp of solar panels and all types of equipment can be installed.

Pressurized H2 storage electrolysers), electrical power converters, battery shelters. This makes it possible to accommodate a wide range of projects ranging from a few KW to MW, offering the possibility of:

  • Test new technologies and new suppliers
  • Qualify selected equipment and suppliers
  • Develop and validate solutions
  • Perform quality control
  • Realize the acceptance of full-scale realizations with the customers before shipment on site
  • Restore previous configurations to operational condition and validate upgrades and new functionalities


This veritable showroom also provides the completely autonomous power supply for the company’s offices and workshops.


PowiDian would like to particularly thank ADEME (Environment and Energy Management Agency) for their co-financing of this hydrogen platform.

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