HYNOVAR was created from the joint initiative of HySeas Energy, the CCI of the Var and ENGIE Cofely H2 France to develop a hydrogen maritime shuttle powered by a land-based refueling station. The ambition then evolved towards a better network for the areas around iconic economic centres. Thus two other companies, strongly rooted in the area, joined the project: the Circuit Paul Ricard and Bateliers de la Côte d’Azur. Now, the project brings together the Earth and Sea clusters around one single element: hydrogen, promising and future potential.
The first 2 stations are the industrial cornerstone of the project:
The port area of Toulon – Brégaillon port, through the development of a green hydrogen production unit. Captive users: a tourist maritime shuttle (100 passenger capacity, the 7th of the Bateliers de la Côte d’Azur fleet) and 7 H2 buses (for the Toulon Provence Méditerranée agglomeration). This modular station aims to increase capacity and then, at a later stage, to use hydrogen from higher capacity stations (Fos-sur-Mer, Plateau de Signes). The port of Brégaillon is a strategic place, it is a hub bringing together boat, bus, truck and heavy logistics (rail, locomotive-tractors); Infrastructure of 404 kg / day
The Castellet circuit. This production unit will supply a fleet of 20 light commercial vehicles (including 10 acquired by Free2Move) intended to be offered for carsharing around the Signes Plateau activity area, which has a good concentration of SMEs and activities. It is the cornerstone of a larger deployment on this plateau located near a photovoltaic power generation area. Infrastructure of 20 kg / day