15 May 2024

On Thursday 9/05, AdvancedH2Valley Project took part at  Spa-Francorchamps. MissionH24 is a joint initiative of H24Project and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest for the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship’s third round. Its weekend-long activities in Belgium are all aimed at promoting hydrogen as a competitive fuel.

The H24, an electric hydrogen racing prototype on display at the hydrogen village in the center of the fan zone, continues to draw a large number of interested onlookers eager to learn more about this cutting-edge technology. While Stéphane Richelmi, one of the reference drivers, drives the H24 and shows the potential and dependability of hydrogen in competition, the team may respond to a lot of questions in the stand.

MissionH24 and the Alpine Alpenglow took to the track in Spa for three demonstration laps. This demonstration of two hydrogen vehicles using two different technologies illustrates the specificity of endurance. Its sporting regulations welcome and encourage the variety of solutions, particularly for the energy transition.

TotalEnergies’ H2 mobile station will be used to refuel these two pioneering machines.

After refueling at the H2 mobile station developed and operated by TotalEnergies, the H24 completed several loops of the legendary Belgian track at the end of the morning, a few hours before the start of the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, in front of a large audience.

Among them, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, secretary general of Hydrogen Europe, was particularly attentive to these demonstrations, as were the participants in the H2 forum, co-organized by Automotive Skills Alliance, GreenSkillsforH2 and Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis and the Automobile Club de l’ West . Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO and co-president of MissionH24, as well as MissionH24 partners, Richard Mille and Pierre-Gautier Caloni (TotalEnergies), Frédéric Lequin, CEO of FIA WEC, Bernard Niclot, innovation manager for the ACO, Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, consultant and Amaury Bertholome, general director of the Spa circuit- Francorchamps, witnessed the zero-emission running of the H24 from the side of the track.

Next round: at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the H24 will take to the track on Saturday June 15, alongside several hydrogen prototypes, notably the Alpenglow Hy4, revealed on May 10 at Spa.