Hélène Pierre / Market Manager City and Territories, Research and Technology Department, GDF-SUEZ ; Treasurer, French Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell

Last updated on profile page : March 31st, 2015

BIO

After graduating from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse and obtaining a Master in innovation development (1984), Hélène Pierre started her career as a manager of marketing team at EDF GDF Services. In 1997 she was appointed marketing manager for B2B markets.

In 2002, she joined the Centre for research and innovation in gas and new energies within the Research and Technologies Department of GDF Suez. She has been managing R&D programs around industrial ecology, sustainable mobility, energy storage, biogas and biomethane, hydrogen and power to gas. For several years, as a GDF Suez executive, she has been an active member of the French Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell.

By Hélène Pierre on ParisTech Review

Transformer l'électricité en hydrogène pour pouvoir la stocker puis l'utiliser sous forme de gaz ou de carburant ou en la transformant à nouveau en énergie et en chaleur grâce à une pile à combustible, voilà les promesses de la filière. Les avantages sont nombreux: stockage de l'électricité produite par les énergies renouvelables, mélange avec du gaz naturel, alimentation des véhicules électriques… mais les défis à relever le sont aussi pour installer durablement l'hydrogène dans le paysage énergétique. Des actions sont en cours pour relever ces défis. Tour d'horizon!
Storing electricity? Some old solutions to this old problem are gaining momentum nowadays, thanks to recent improvements. Among these solutions, using electricity to obtain hydrogen and reconverting it later into energy or heat via fuel cells. The advantages are numerous: the possibility to store the excess production of electricity generated by renewable energy sources, to mix the hydrogen with natural gas (methane), to power electric vehicles… But there are as many challenges ahead if we want hydrogen to be a significant part of the future energy mix. Actions are under way. Let us discover them!

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