Hydrogen engine from Oreca, Acwa Robotics, new composite technologies from Cetim… The five most read articles

1 – Why the car engine manufacturer Oreca bets on the hydrogen combustion engine

The engine manufacturer Oreca is in Magny-Cours (Nièvre) developing an internal combustion engine that is not powered by gasoline but by hydrogen. A promising technology, according to company executives. But it presents many challenges.

2 – [L’instant tech] How Acwa Robotics tracks leaks in drinking water networks

Winner of a “Best Innovation Award” at CES 2023, which opens on January 4, Corso-Provencal start-up Acwa Robotics is designing a device to explore drinking water pipes to map them and better detect their changes. The tool must help to prioritize the maintenance work.

3 – Storage, transport, compression… How Cetim tackles the mechanical difficulties of hydrogen

Corrosive, flammable, bulky… Indispensable for the energy transition, hydrogen poses many storage and transport challenges. What limits the use of the small molecule, but also promote innovation to handle it effectively. An objective that the Technical Center for Mechanical Industries (Cetim) has made a strategic priority.

4 – Electricity suppliers in Bercy’s attractions

Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire is threatening to publicly expose the electricity suppliers who do not respect the charter of good practice, which was signed in October with the government. But he rules out new state aid.

5 – The American John Deere is establishing a series of electric batteries in Orléans

John Deere, the world leader in agricultural tractors, is establishing a battery line in Orléans (Loiret), which will be operational by the end of 2024. 30 million euros have been allocated in investments.

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