For the first time, the Eiffel Tower in Paris is lit by electricity produced from certified renewable hydrogen.
Hydrogen, supplied by Air Liquide, lit up the Tower for a laser show during the Paris hydrogen event organized by Energy Observer. The event highlights the potential role of hydrogen in France’s green recovery, as well as raising awareness of the energy transition in general.
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Air Liquide is taking part in this event by supplying 400 kg of renewable hydrogen. This is necessary to operate the exhibition village for the duration of the event, as well as to light the Eiffel Tower. An electro-hydrogen generator developed by the start-up EODev (Energy Observer Developments) was also used.
EODev’s GEH2à‚® generator is emission-free and emits no fine particles. The hydrogen generator replaces diesel generators to supply power to the exhibition village. For the first time in more than 130 years, an alternative solution has allowed the illumination of the most visited monument in the world, said EODev.
Originally the first autonomous zero-emission hydrogen vessel, Energy Observer now combines climate-oriented expeditions and technical innovations. Air Liquide has supported Energy Observer since its inception and is committed to using hydrogen as a clean energy carrier for a wide range of applications, including industrial processes and clean mobility.
Matthieu Giard, vice-president, member of the Executive Committee, supervising the Hydrogen activities of Air Liquide: “Supporting Energy Observer by lighting the Eiffel Tower with renewable hydrogen is above all a symbol, but also an illustration that the solution exists, and that we must collectively carry out initiatives to develop a hydrogen society, with large-scale projects in France and around the world.