Power-to-X delegation to France
France has high ambitions regarding the deployment of low carbon hydrogen technologies and wants to lead the way in Europe. The priority is to create an industrial ecosystem that will create jobs in France and guarantee the mastery of critical technological bricks. Significant investments into this emerging sector open many new opportunities for business and broad partnerships.
WORKSHOP with Danish companies, prior to the delegation – January 2023 - TBC
- Recent news on the French hydrogen market and ecosystem – TC Paris and Medef International – Hydrogen Task force
- Opportunities for Danish companies in France
- Q&A sessions
Programme for DI delegation
Paris, 31st January -01st February 2023
Day 1 – 31st January – SITE VISITS IN NORMANDY
Normandy, a leading industrial region, is a pioneer in the development of the French hydrogen sector. Nearly one-third of national hydrogen consumption relates to players based in Normandy.
The Normandy Region was the first French region to adopt its hydrogen industry support plan in October 2018, with a budget of EUR 15 million. Beyond the structuring of the hydrogen ecosystem and its development, Normandy's priorities are mobility, logistics and industry, as well as the production of renewable hydrogen.
Normandy is traditionally interested in strengthening its economic ties with the Nordic countries and is therefore keen to attract Danish investments as well as work with Danish solution providers.
Transfer from Paris to Port Jerôme Sur Seine – 2h20min
Day 2 – 01st February – Danish Day at Hyvolution (Paris)
Hyvolution is the main hydrogen event for energy, industry and mobility in France, which will take place on February 01st and 2nd, 2023 at the Paris, Porte de Versailles.
The event gathers more than 200 exhibitors around the hydrogen value chain and all major players in this sector.
Denmark will be the country of honour for one day of the fair. Danish experiences and solutions will therefore feature prominently in the programme and members of the delegation will be able to secure speaking slots as well as meet with relevant French players.
10.00 Meeting with Valérie RAI PUNSOLA:
General Delegate at Normandie Energies - ROUEN (or M. Alban VERBECKE, President)
10.30 Visit of the Air Liquide Normandy hydrogen production site at the Port Jerôme industrial zone
The Port jerôme is located between Rouen & Le Havre, where the hydrogen produced by Air Liquide, will be infused into an existing network for local use at the port - Saint-Jean-de-Folleville. With an option to visit the ExxonMobil refinery site located at Port-Jérôme-Sur-Seine
14.00 Visit CFT Le Havre to discuss about Sogestran’s hydrogen-powered river unit:
Presentation of the Zulu 6, a self-propelled barge, powered by hydrogen (400 kW Fuel cell) – Le Havre (Contact: Matthieu Blanc) Sogestran Group
18.00 Transfer back to Paris and free time.
20.30 Reception dinner at the Ambassador residence, with French players
9.30 Welcome coffee at the Danish stand.
10.00 Participation of a high-level Danish representative
Participation of a high-level Danish representative in the opening session of the fair, with keynote speeches - Ministry, Climate Ambassador, Ambassador in Paris
10.30 Conference organised by Invest in Denmark to present the Danish Power-to-X strategy and ecosystem –
With speakers from Energinet, the Danish Energy Agency and selected Danish companies Thematic session allowing for company pitches, with speaking slots
13.45 Danish companies pitch at the Embassy stand –
Every company will have a chance to speak at the Embassy stand in front of a various audience (a cocktail will be organised)
15.00 B2B meetings
between Danish delegation and selected members of the Medef-France Hydrogène Task Force (Build a matchmaking process) – Or encounters with some French regions – Fair Tour guide
18.00 Wrap up session
*Targeted communication activities throughout the “Danish Day”, including interviews on the “Hyvolution TV channel”. **Potential companies to meet in France: - Hydrogen producers : TotalEnergies, Engie, Hynamics, Lhyfe, McPhy, Airliquide… - Hydrogen Transport & Storage: GRTgaz, Téréga, Storengy, Arkema, Faurecia… - Hydrogen consumption: EoDev, Symbio, HDF, Vicat, ADP… - Hydrogen Services: Hinicio, Five T hydrogen, Naldeo, Enea consulting… - Public authorities: Ademe, DGEC, CRE… - Organizations: France hydrogène, Medef International, Haropa Port, Ifpen…
THE FINE PRINT
The price is based on minimum 7 participating companies and pending approvement of support by the Danish Trade Council. Registration is in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions for participation in Export Promotion Events of the Confederation of Danish Industry, DI. Please download here.