03/12/2020 - Renewablesby Vincent Designolle
Everything old is new againIndustrious project developers can rest easy knowing the development of robust hydrogen storage and distribution infrastructure already has a giant head start. Yes, this colossal endeavor will benefit from a century’s worth of technology and infrastructure put in place to keep the world supplied with fossil fuel energy. Building on this existing technology and expertise will thus be essential to overcoming three main challenges specific to hydrogen’s unique properties.
Building on Vallourec's expertiseToday, hydrogen is stored in small-scale tanks—either as compressed gas or in liquid form—for distribution. If hydrogen is to become the world’s energy carrier powerhouse, other large-scale storage and transportation solutions must be developed. Vallourec is well-positioned to support in this regard.
About Vincent DesignolleVincent Designolle joined Vallourec in 2017 as Strategy Director. In 2020 he joined the Energy Transition Office as Hydrogen Cluster Director, heading up Vallourec’s business development in emerging hydrogen markets. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Mines Paristech, Vincent worked for nine years at the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance and the Ministry of the Environment in roles ranging from industrial safety to pollution control and market regulation.