SAFRA has just joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance to support the ambitious project for the deployment of hydrogen technologies and the implementation of a decarbonation strategy by 2030. This move demonstrates SAFRA’s commitment to the fight against global warming and air pollution through the development of sustainable mobility solutions which include the electric and hydrogen bus range produced by this French company.
In July 2020 the European Commission announced the EU’s hydrogen strategy and the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance was launched. By founding the Alliance, the EU aims to strengthen its position as a leader in hydrogen, a field that is undergoing rapid development, and this will in turn help it achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance numbers more than 200 manufacturers, national and local public authorities, civil society representatives and other stakeholders amongst its members. It aims to launch an investment and support programme to drive the scaling-up of the hydrogen value chain across Europe.
Vincent Lemaire, chair of the SAFRA group, explains this approach: “Our activity to date is a perfect example of this commitment. As a specialist in collective passenger transport equipment, SAFRA is bringing its extensive experience in working to extend the service life of vehicles to a new and innovative activity through the construction of a range of clean buses. We are working to develop more sustainable mobility on a daily basis. Speaking in terms of society as a whole, improving collective transport is critical in terms of air quality, urban congestion and climate change. With Businova, we are offering the most extensive product range available on the market, right up to the Hydrogen solution which is considered to be the most virtuous from an environmental perspective, and certainly the most promising in economic terms both in France and for export. We are proud as a French manufacturer to be able to take part in the creation of this complete hydrogen value chain in Europe. Joining the Alliance also reflects our own sustainable development objectives.”
List of signatories:https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/43449