Innovation in Vendée: SYDEV and the deployment of multi-energy stations


23 January 2024

The latest in our series of articles on French hydrogen infrastructure: the Vendée region and the network of multi-energy stations run by the Syndicat Départemental d’Énergie et d’Équipement de la Vendée (SYDEV).

SYDEV takes a diversified approach to alternative mobility, offering a system of “multi-energy” stations that combine green hydrogen, BioGNV and electric charging stations on a single site.

As far as hydrogen is concerned, SYDEV favors a short-circuit approach for its mobility system. Hydrogen is produced by electrolysis using an electrolyser located in Bouin. This electrolyzer is connected to the Bouin wind farm, managed by Vendée Énergie, to meet the hydrogen mobility needs of public transport in the Vendée region.

SYDEV currently operates two multi-energy stations in La Roche-sur-Yon, as well as a more recently installed station in Les Sables-d’Olonne. To recharge a vehicle with hydrogen, please contact SYDEV directly to set up a hydrogen supply contract. This contract will enable you to refuel at the station using a badge.

SYDEV continues to roll out its hydrogen infrastructure, with two stations soon to open in Challans and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. In the longer term, SYDEV aims to reproduce the ecosystem set up in Bouin, with a view to multiplying production sites and hydrogen stations throughout the Vendée region.