AMETHyST: Exploring hydrogen solutions, recap of the hydrogen forum in Albertville, Savoie


In a collaborative effort to address the decarbonisation challenges of the Alpine arc, public stakeholders and hydrogen solution providers converged in Albertville, Savoie, for the hydrogen forum. The day was dedicated to fostering dialogue and sharing experiences to propel the adoption of hydrogen solutions in the region.

In the town of Albertville, Savoie, the hydrogen forum convened, bringing together public stakeholders and hydrogen solution providers. This collaborative event, part of the European project AMETHyST, emphasised knowledge exchange and discussions to address decarbonisation challenges in the Alpine arc. Experience-sharing sessions and exhibitions from industry players underscored the commitment to advancing sustainable hydrogen solutions in the region.

The selected pilot area in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, comprising the five communities of the Assemblée du Pays Tarentaise Vanoise (APTV) and the Communauté d’agglomération Arlysère, is the focus of the AMETHyST project, aiming to connect and coordinate diverse public and private initiatives, studies, and projects in the region to foster the emergence of a mountain hydrogen ecosystem.

The event included insightful presentations on hydrogen initiatives, featuring the experiences of the Urban Community of Dunkirk and the results of two feasibility studies on developing a local hydrogen ecosystem: one study by GEG, Tignes, Ataway and the other by Pays d'évian vallée d'abondance.

Some key takeaways from the conference:

  • Identifying relevant hydrogen uses: participants emphasised the importance of pinpointing specific uses of hydrogen tailored to the needs of mountainous territories. This targeted approach ensures the effective integration of hydrogen into the unique requirements of these regions.
  • Promoting complementarity of hydrogen uses: the significance of promoting the complementary nature of hydrogen applications was underscored. Maximizing the impact and relevance of hydrogen involves highlighting its varied uses to address diverse challenges and needs.
  • Fostering synergies between energy transition and hydrogen projects: encouraging collaboration and synergies between projects in energy transition and hydrogen was identified as a key strategy. An integrated approach that aligns these initiatives is crucial for the seamless advancement of sustainable solutions.
  • Engaging users in hydrogen adoption: participants stressed the necessity of securing user engagement, encouraging them to test and integrate hydrogen into specific aspects of their practices. This user-centric approach ensures a more widespread and effective adoption of hydrogen technologies

🔍 Encounter with Exhibitors:

The hydrogen forum facilitated valuable interactions between participants and solution providers. Exhibitors such as CVE Group, Lhyfe, SERES Technologies, HRS, Airflow, Régie de Tignes, GEG, Atawey, and HYmpulsion showcased their solutions, fostering a vibrant exchange of ideas and insights.

🌐 Event Collaboration:

Organised in partnership with Tenerrdis as part of the European project AMETHyST - Interreg Alpine Space, the event received support from the Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the Communauté d'agglomération Arlysere. The collaboration brought together industry experts and stakeholders committed to advancing hydrogen solutions in the Alpine region.

About AMETHYST project

AMETHyST aims to support the deployment of local Alpine green hydrogen ecosystems to pave the way for a post-carbon lifestyle in the Alps. Read more