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CBC Leaders Celebrate HDF Energy's New Hydrogen Gigafactory in Bordeaux, France

Updated: Jul 4

We were thrilled to be at the grand opening of HDF Energy’s hydrogen Gigafactory in Bordeaux, marking a historic moment for the clean hydrogen community in Europe and beyond! The event was not only a significant milestone for HDF Energy but also a touching moment for their team and families.

The inauguration of this state-of-the-art facility, held on May 30, 2024, was attended by CBC Leaders who joined the celebration of HDF Energy’s groundbreaking achievement. The Gigafactory, located in Blanquefort, near Bordeaux, is set to mass-produce high-power fuel cells essential for HDF Energy’s innovative hydrogen power plants and heavy mobility projects.

Key Highlights of the Gigafactory

Innovative Technology: The new plant will manufacture multi-megawatt PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cells, recognized for their high efficiency, quick start-up, and minimal maintenance. These fuel cells will play a pivotal role in decarbonizing heavy maritime and rail mobility and producing clean electricity for public power grids.

Global Impact: HDF Energy's technology is poised to power green hydrogen projects worldwide. Notable initiatives include renewable energy integration in Indonesia and green hydrogen production in Morocco. With 80% of its production destined for export, the Gigafactory is expected to have a significant global impact.

Economic and Environmental Benefits: The factory is not just a technological marvel but also a boost to the local economy, creating jobs and contributing to Europe's reindustrialization efforts. It has received substantial public support, including financial assistance from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and the European Commission as part of the Hy2Move initiative.

Looking Forward

HDF Energy plans to launch the pre-production phase and a fuel cell test platform in 2025, with full-scale industrial production starting in 2026. By 2030, the factory aims to achieve an annual production capacity of 1 GW, underlining its ambitious vision for the future of hydrogen energy.


Congratulations to HDF Energy on this monumental achievement. This Gigafactory stands as a testament to their leadership in green energy innovation. The CleanTech Business Club (CBC) is proud to support such pioneering efforts, reinforcing our commitment to a brighter, cleaner future. Thank you, Damien Havard, Hanane El Hamraoui, and the entire HDF Energy team, for inviting the CBC family to witness this historic moment. #TogetherWeAreStronger

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For more details on HDF Energy's projects and the grand opening, visit their official website HERE

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