Michelin has joined forces with Symbio, a joint venture with Faurecia, to improve fuel cell power in motor racing. Michelin became the franchise partner of the Mission H24 project, which aims to accelerate the development of zero-emission mobility through the use of fuel cell technology in endurance races through Symbio.
The first works of Symbio, a joint venture between Michelin and Faurecia, which have maintained their environmentally friendly identity with sustainable technologies developed in the tire industry, have been launched in 2019. Through the joint venture of Michelin and Faurecia, Symbio, it became the privileged partner of the MissionH24 project, which aims to accelerate the development of zero-emission mobility through the use of fuel cell technology in endurance races. After active participation in the project, Michelin also signed a cooperation with Total company, which was a project partner at the beginning stage and is already understood for five seasons.
Joined forces with Total
With Michelin and Symbio joining Total, the project's partner since 24, to accelerate the use of fuel cell technology in motorsport as part of MissionH2019, the project gained an extraordinary power. This collaboration will witness the competition of fuel cell electric prototypes within a special classification in the Le Mans race by 2024. The privileged partner of the MissionH24 project, the Michelin Group not only plays an active role in the development of technical solutions for the strengthening of racing prototypes, but also remains the special tire supplier of H24Racing.
Continues to invest in sustainable solutions
Expressing that Symbio aims to be an important player in the world of fuel cell mobility in the coming years, Michelin Group Executive Board Member, Services and Solutions, Vice President of Advanced Technology Materials Sonia Artinian-Fredou said, “Symbio is a company strategy with motor sports thanks to the experience gained with the MissionH24 project. caught a great harmony between. This program offers Michelin and Symbio a real laboratory to speed up our research and development work on clean, fuel cell mobility solutions. As an important stakeholder in the field of zero emission mobility, Michelin invests in various initiatives that accelerate innovations aimed at providing sustainable solutions to our customers and our planet. ''
"Motor racing is not only an enormous laboratory that allows us to push the boundaries of fuel cell technology," Symbio CEO Fabio Ferrari also acts as an effective flagship that informs the public about how valuable this zero-emission form of mobility is. As Symbio, we are doubly proud to take part in such an ambitious program. ”