What's CETH's involvement in the environmental sector?
CETH - short for "Compagnie Européenne des Technologies de lHydrogène" (European Hydrogen Technologies Company) - was established 11 years ago and develops and manufactures innovative systems and components for producing and purifying hydrogen. We specialise in producing hydrogen in a decentralised way using electricity from renewable sources, which means that we can produce a fuel without CO2 emissions. We also offer engineering services relating to global hydrogen solutions.
What are your prospects for the future?
The clean transport market offers immense future potential. In this field we've currently got a project called Hynov under way which should make it possible to run a fuel cell minibus powered by wind energy in the Seine-et-Marne district.
Does Paris Region provide a favourable environment for your business?
Paris Region is the ideal laboratory for what we do, given the key importance of transport issues and the levels of associated pollution. And the region also offers a network of very high-level expertise. We work in partnership with Orsay University, the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) and SMEs in the region. We've received support towards employing two engineers from CRITT (the regional centre for innovation and technology transfer). The Region is also financing an educational
programme at "Lycée Vauquelin" in Paris, where a complete hydrogen chain will be installed in November to produce electricity and power a small hydrogen scooter.