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Pierre Fillon to speak on hydrogen-fuelled motor racing at the European Commission

Automobile Club de l’Ouest president Pierre Fillon will take part in a forum devoted to hydrogen and fuel cell technology at the European Commission on 21 November 2019. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has invited a panel of energy experts, government representatives, industrial figures and leaders of international organisations to the event.

Underlining the ACO’s commitment to a sustainable future and carbon-free mobility, Pierre Fillon will speak at the annual FCH JU forum – Racing towards a clean hydrogen economy – on 21 November at the European Commission in Brussels. The FCH JU, a public/private partnership encompassing the European Commission, European industry (Hydrogen Europe) and research centres (Hydrogen Europe Research), is tasked with accelerating the development and rollout of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. 

M. Fillon will discuss the ACO’s hydrogen strategy and present MissionH24, a joint project set up with GreenGT and supported by Total, to promote hydrogen in motor racing. The association’s flagship event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will feature a hydrogen prototype class in 2024 to spotlight the development of this highly promising energy source. 

In the coming months, the ACO, Le Mans city council, the Pays de la Loire regional council will officially open a hydrogen filling station near the 24 Hours circuit for buses, company vehicle fleets and private cars. 

Pierre Fillon: Hydrogen is a multi-modal fuel suited to buses, cars, boats, trucks and aircraft. Its benefits are a comfortable range, swift refuelling and, above all, zero-emission mobility. The technology offers a coherent, eco-responsible solution for Endurance, for a sustainable future.   

For further information and a live stream of the debate, head to the FCH JU forum website.



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