Producing hydrogen from renewable electricity is a new path taken by CNR. It is a solution to the problem of storing electricity and an opportunity to favour green mobility.
Producing hydrogen is a new and large scale means of storing electricity, so it is a solution for reducing the impact of the intermittent nature of renewable energies. Indeed, producing this gas will allow absorbing the surplus production that the electricity grid cannot absorb. Lastly, hydrogen produced from renewable sources, such as green fuel, fulfils the need to develop zero emission transport on both land and water.
By investing in this sector of the future, CNR is positioning itself as a benchmark energy producer, capable of producing 100% green hydrogen from its renewable electricity. CNR is therefore planning to produce hydrogen close to its hydropower plants, wind farms and solar power plants. It is also considering the installation of charging facilities in the areas adjacent to its concession on the Rhone, to fuel hydrogen powered cars and other vehicles launched on the market.