Branche Thomas

Thomas Branche

Senior Vice President of Engineering Activities

A graduate of France’s prestigious Ecole Polytechnique and a member of the Corps des Mines, Thomas joined Assystem in July 2012 taking charge of the French Nuclear business unit. In January 2022, he was appointed Senior Vice President in charge of Engineering and represents the French professional federation of engineering companies on France’s Hydrogen Council.

Hydrogen: a revolution in progress for the energy transition?

In this episode, we’ll be talking about a revolution in which the Assystem group is taking part. It’s the low carbon hydrogen revolution, which is one of the key points of the global energy transition.

Today, there is no energy scenario that would allow us to approach the objectives of carbon neutrality in 2050 without a strong recourse to hydrogen, hence the ambitions around the development of low-carbon hydrogen. There are several ways of producing it: by capturing and storing CO2, for example, but above all through electrolysis of water using electricity from renewable or nuclear energy sources.

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