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Faurecia creates in France its global center of expertise dedicated to hydrogen fuel tanks

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Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, is announcing the creation of a global center of expertise for hydrogen storage systems at its R&D center in Bavans, France.
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Faurecia aims to invest in research and development in new-generation high-pressure tanks that are more efficient and lighter, as well as in a test center to characterize these tanks.

The center, scheduled to start operations in the second-quarter 2020, represents a total investment of approximatively €25 million, including €4.9 million in subsidies from the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. In the long term, Faurecia plans to create 50 highly qualified jobs at the Bavans site, which already has nearly 750 employees dedicated to Faurecia’s Clean Mobility activity.

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The creation of our hydrogen tank centre of expertise in France is a key step forward in Faurecia’s strategy to become a global leader in fuel cell systems. Perfectly adapted to commercial and heavy goods vehicles, this technology will play an important role in zero emission mobility. I would like to thank the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and its President Ms Dufay for their trust and support in this project.

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Christophe Schmitt
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Executive Vice-President of Faurecia Clean Mobility
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Hydrogen is a long-standing, mature and recognised sector in the region. It has a robust ecosystem, with large industrial groups, structuring facilities, pioneering territories, and projects of an extremely large scale. The implementation of a global center for hydrogen storage systems in Bavans is excellent news and will further strengthen the development of this industry in the region. We have a major ambition with the hydrogen sector: to become a leading region in France and Europe.

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Marie-Guite Dufay
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President of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
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