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Air Liquide

Air LiquideA world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is active in 80 countries with over 50,000 employees and serves more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide’s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly. Air Liquide ideas create value over the long term. At the core of the company’s development are the commitment and constant inventiveness of its people.

Air Liquide anticipates the challenges of its markets, invests locally and globally, and delivers high-quality solutions to its customers and patients, and the scientific community. The company relies on competitiveness in its operations, targeted investments in growing markets and innovation to deliver profitable growth over the longterm.

Air Liquide’s revenues amounted to €15.4 billion in 2014. Its solutions that protect life and the environment represented around 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes

Photos © Air Liquide

Frédéric DAUBIE
Communication & Innovation Director
Tel. +33 (0)1 58 07 85 62 - Email


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Areva H2 Gen

Areva H2GenAreva’s 41,000 employees are helping build tomorrow’s energy model: supplying ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. The headquarters of our international group are in Paris. Areva GmbH is the German regional subsidiary of Areva, 4,800 employees work for Areva GmbH.

Areva H2Gen is a French technology provider that designs, develops and produces water-electrolyser-based hydrogen generators using Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology in the 5-120 Nm3/h range.
Areva H2Gen offers a wide range of onsite hydrogen generators dedicated to industrial applications and also to fueling stations, energy backup, renewable energy storage...
Our systems offer competitive and economic solutions with reliability, high levels guarantees, safety, simplicity and flexibility.

Senior manager of the department technology development for the business unit products & technology
Tel. +49 (0) 9131 900 95221 - Email




GRTgazA major player in energy transition, the EDF group is a integrated energy company, operating across various areas: production, transport, distribution, trade, and the sale of energy and energy services. Normandy produces the second highest amount of electricity in France, with a diverse production mix (nuclear energy, thermal energy and renewable energy).

EDF is a major investor in Normandy, particularly through its nuclear projects (Flamanville EPR, Grand Carénage) and its off-shore wind farms (Fécamp, Courseulles sur Mer). The EDF group employs around 8,000 people in Normandy across all sectors and subsidiaries.

Photos © EDF, Bruno CONTY, Alexis MORIN, Philippe ERANIAN

Economic Development Manager
Tel. +33 (0)2 35 12 81 74 - Email



ErgosupHydrogen appears to be the most promising energy source to work towards clean and independent cars. As part of this approach, Ergosup is developing an innovative pressurised hydrogen production process on site to refuel cars with hydrogen. This process involves splitting water with electricity in accordance with the water electrolysis principle. But it differs from existing processes through the use of zinc salt, allowing oxygen and hydrogen production to take place in two successive stages rather than simultaneously.

A winner at the World Innovation Awards, Ergosup is supported by BPI and Investissements d’Avenir.

Financial Manager
Tel. +33 (0)6 24 97 84 55 - Email



GRDFA key player in the energy world and a gas energy expert, GRDF, an independent subsidiary which is 100% owned by ENGIE, is the leading natural gas distribution network operator in France.
Its mission: to design, construct, maintain and operate 197,928 km of natural gas distribution pipelines, channelling it to 46 suppliers and distributing it safely to 11 million customers, promoting the use of natural gas, sustainable development of the network and gas energy, and supporting and adding biomethane producers to the network.

As part of its 2050 plan, GRDF believes that natural gas and its distribution network is a key response to energy transition. GRDF is preparing the network of tomorrow through the development of Smart Gas Grids: the growing use of green gas and the addition of other collective networks to the local grid for energy synergy. The deployment of the Gazpar smart meter will be the first step in the implementation of these Smart Gas Grids.

Upper Normandy Territorial Director
Tel. +33 (0)2 35 07 21 01 - Email



GRTgazGRTgaz builds, maintains and develops 85% of the French gas transport network. With 32,000km of pipelines and 27 compression stations, GRTgaz channels gas to supply nearly 4,500 consumption points (public distribution, industrial clients, electricity production centre, etc.).

Alongside regional bodies and industry, GRTgaz provides a public service to ensure a continuous, safe supply to consumers. In order to be open and encourage dialogue, GRTgaz is using its expertise and facilities to support the construction of a more decentralised and lower carbon energy system, notably through the development of power-to-gas, which transforms surplus product into gas through electrical renewable energies.

Photos © GRTgaz – Philippe Dureuil – Arnaud Joron

Frédérick MOULIN
Val de Seine Regional Delegate
Tel. +33 (0)1 40 23 38 94 - Email



IDEXThrough the two fields linked to regional energy and energy efficiency services, the Idex group is now a major French player in energy transition. Its aim is to reduce the regional carbon footprint and improve its customers' energy bill whilst ensuring thermal comfort. As the first French independent medium-sized energy services company, Idex, which reached a turnover of €724 million in 2015, operates across France with more than 100 branches and 3,600 employees, engineers and specialist technicians.

Patrick CORRAL
Deputy Managing Director
Tel. +33 (0)6 18 41 83 71 - Email



GRDFThe aim of Sylfen, a start-up deriving from CEA-Liten in Grenoble, is to make it possible for the world to easily supply itself with energy from local and renewable sources. Sylfen is developing the "smart energy hub", a solution aiming to store energy as hydrogen for energy-plus buildings and eco-neighbourhoods.
At the heart of the "smart energy hub", there is a reversible energy processor, which involves state-of-the-art technology: it is a high-efficiency and high-temperature reversible system, operating both as an electrolyser and fuel cell. The "smart energy hub" helps control the supply of energy from renewable energies which are produced, stored and consumed locally, with a supplement bought from the network at chosen moments, and shared on the local smart grid, or produced from natural gas or biomethane.

Nicolas BARDI
Co-founder, President
Tel. +33 (0)6 74 95 10 65 - Email


TOTALTotal is an international and global energy group, one of the world leading oil and gas companies and the second-largest solar energy operator with Sun Power. Its 100,000 employees are fully committed to better, safer, cleaner, more efficient, and more innovative energy which is accessible to all. With operations in more than 130 countries, Total endeavours to ensure that its business provides positive effects in financial, social and environmental fields.
Over 10 years ago, Total chose to get involved in providing regional financial support in France, via its Total Développement Régional (TDR) scheme. This policy mainly focuses on small and medium-sized companies. TDR provides financial support for the start-up, development or takeover of small or medium-sized businesses, also helping businesses to break into international markets and supporting innovative small or medium-sized business in sectors where Total can provide its technical expertise (API).
Total’s objective is to promote an enterprise culture with a specific emphasis on job creation.

Philippe COSTERG
Head of the Innovative SME Support Department
Tel. +33 (0)1 47 44 75 82 - Email




VENTS DU NORDFor each one of its projects, Vents du Nord works in close collaboration with local authorities, government departments, residents, research firms and local associations. The sustained involvement of all actors involved is the key for our projects, in order to develop a solution which is best adapted for the area. Respect for biodiversity, the landscape and heritage are key elements, with each project supported by environmental studies with very strict criteria, ensuring harmony between the wind farm and its environment.
Because a wind energy project is a regional project, it must be carried out in a sustainable manner, in keeping with the environment. Vents du Nord closely controls all stages of the wind project development and will be your key contact throughout the lifespan of the project.

General Manager
Tel. +33 (0)3 44 57 98 33 - Email


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