People passing the Eiffel Tower on the evening of 26 May 2021 will have seen the iconic Parisian landmark sustainably illuminated in green, as part of the “Paris de l’hydrogène” event organised by Energy Observer1.
The choice of green light symbolises the certified renewable hydrogen used to power the Toyota fuel cell inside the hydrogen GEH2® generator developed by EODev (Energy Observer Developments).
“Our solution brings the lighting of the Eiffel Tower into a new era of technological and sustainable progress. We believe this initiative will be followed by many others where future events can be celebrated with clean energy. We expect the most beautiful monuments in France and elsewhere will be illuminated thanks to sustainable energy solutions. Beyond their symbolic significance, these initiatives, such as EODev’s GEH2®, highlight zero-emission solutions that are already operational today” – Jérémie Lagarrigue, Managing Director, EODev.
Multiple applications using Toyota hydrogen fuel cell technology are also on display, including the new Mirai, a city bus produced by CaetanoBus and the REXH2® maritime range extender & the GEH2® generator developed with EODev. These products are all in the market today, providing real-world solutions and raising awareness amongst governments, industry, media, customers and the public.
“Hydrogen fuel cell technology will play a key role to enable Toyota to reach its goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050. This commitment was made back in 2015 when we announced our 2050 Environmental Challenge and launched Mirai – the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle.We also believe fuel cell technology will play a vital role in achieving carbon neutrality across the global transportation ecosystem – not just in the automotive sector but also across the bus, truck, rail, aviation, maritime and stationary power sectors” – Matt Harrison, President & CEO of Toyota Motor Europe