At the press conference held at the circuit in Le Mans, Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest stated that the aim of MissionH24 is to “promote the use of hydrogen in racing, with the ultimate goal of introducing hydrogen prototypes at Le Mans in 2024”. Christophe Ricard, president of GreenGT announced that the LMPH2G will be competing by the end of the year. The MissionH24 project leaders were delighted to unveil the new-look LMPH2G complete with Total logo.
Total will be providing the hydrogen fuelling system for MissionH24 – a key contribution to the project. The specially designed compact portable filling station fits in a 6 x 2.5-metre shipping container that can be transported to circuits around the world, ready to fuel the LMPH2G’s future endeavours on the racing track. The mini filling station houses a hydrogen tank, a multi-stage compressor, a cooling system and a distributor/connector to dispense the fuel.
The system currently feeds hydrogen at 350 bars. The intention is to reach 700 bars, in line with the development of the car. The filling station was specifically designed to meet the constraints of endurance racing in terms of rapidity, with safety the number one priority.
Hydrogen is a high-potential energy source, producing storable, zero-emission fuel. Total is a member of the H2 - Hydrogen Council and, along with 12 other global leaders in energy, transport and manufacturing, strives to promote hydrogen’s key role in energy transition. Total is also involved in H2 Mobility in Germany, a joint venture launched in 2015 with Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV and Shell, with the aim of building a nationwide network of 400 hydrogen filling stations.
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Philippe Montantême, Senior Vice President – Strategy Marketing Research at Total Marketing Services SA : Total established a partnership with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest in 2018 and is official fuel supplier of the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Our research and development team has been working closely with manufacturers for over thirty years, ensuring our products evolve in line with automotive technology and racing regulations. Mission H24 gives us the opportunity to put together a customised package for the ACO/GreenGT joint venture – a hydrogen fuelling system that is both energy efficient and raceworthy.
PRESS CONTACTS MISSIONH24 - H24RACING
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