These key figures will be supplemented with new data each year.
The French hydrogen sector represents 2022 direct jobs in 5.800, i.e. 1.300 more than in 2021.
The development of the sector is such that tensions in recruitment are already being felt. France Hydrogène has undertaken structural work in this direction since 2021 on the subjects of skills-jobs-training, with the publication of a benchmark of skills jobs, and has established several partnerships, in particular with Adecco and Afpa.
19 factories are currently in operation. These plants manufacture key equipment as identified by the National Hydrogen Strategy: electrolyzers, batteries, charging stations, tanks or vehicles. Many other factories are an integral part of the value chain, for example component suppliers.
The electrolysis capacity in 2022 is 13 MW. The electrolysis capacities correspond to the capacities of the charging stations with hydrogen production on site (such as in Pau, Houdain, Auxerre or even St Cloud) but also at the dedicated production site of Lhyfe in Vendée.
58 stations are open to date, 225 are planned for 2025 and 1.000 by 2030.
Optimizing the deployment of infrastructure to accelerate hydrogen mobility is one of the main priorities for action.
33 buses are in circulation (note that more than 700 are on order from local authorities), 550 light vehicles, 3 trucks (trucks are arriving on the market as retrofits)… but also forklifts that have been present in warehouses for a long time, and bicycles on the roads.
With regard to so-called “stationary” uses, they are currently mainly made up of hydrogen generating sets.