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-  31 May 2018

Plastic Omnium becomes the official sponsor of Race for Water

Plastic Omnium shows its commitment to the energy transition and protection of the oceans from plastic pollution

Plastic Omnium is partnering with the Race for Water Foundation, becoming the official sponsor of Race for Water, a ship powered by a combination of renewable energies-: solar, wind and hydrogen-. This revolutionary vessel left Lorient in April 2017 for a 5-year world tour to promote the energy transition. It is committed to preserving the oceans from plastic pollution.

Contributing to scientific knowledge, building awareness and educating, and implementing sustainable solutions designed through innovative technologies: these are the three aims that the Plastic Omnium is proud to support during the Race for Water odyssey, which will span five continents and stop at thirty-five different ports by July 2021.

In addition to this sponsorship, Plastic Omnium also confirms its commitment in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen propulsion. The Group’s investments have grown to €100 million in two years, and will be doubled by 2020.

The Group already has an electric car fitted with a fuel cell, which is powered by a 350 bar-pressurized hydrogen tank. The vehicle, which has already traveled over 150,000 kilometers, has a range doubled thanks to this system. Plastic Omnium will unveil the new fuel cell demonstrator electric car in mid-2019.

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