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Sustainable mobility examples: Atawey stations

Station hydrogène Atawey ZEV Chambéry

Station hydrogène compacte Atawey au Castellet

Station hydrogène compacte Atawey Morbihan

Station hydrogène compacte ZEV Clermont

Pompe hydrogène ZEV Chambéry

ATAWEY, innovative and sustainable mobility

Compact hydrogen station Atawey Morbihan

Founded in 2012 by Jean-Michel Amaré and Pierre-Jean Bonnefond, ATAWEY designs and manufactures turnkey autonomous green hydrogen refueling stations for sustainable mobility: for hydrogen bikes, fuel cell vehicles, heavyload fuel cell trucks and buses, fuel cell forklifts and other special technical vehicles.

The teams are well aware of the importance and the challenges of a source of energy on isolated sites, ATAWEY guarantees you support and a tailor-made service. They take full responsibility for the management of each project for optimal adaptability and reliability, economic relevance with a fast return on investment, all with the greatest respect for the environment.

VISION : Towards a carbon free society

Hydrogen is one of the answers to the challenges of energy transition and sustainable mobility. By 2030, there will be 300,000 light vehicles, 5,000 heavyload vehicles or buses, 250 trains and 1,000 boats that will run on hydrogen in Europe. This can only be achieved thanks to pioneer actions, with the impulse of companies or local communities who are already creating hydrogen ecosystems, in order to scale up within 5 years. Several European countries as well as the European Union have already included the development of the hydrogen sector on their strategic roadmap.


Atawey, its partners and customers are committed to the energy transition and are deploying charging stations across the country. By the end of 2020, 25 Atawey stations will be deployed in France.


The founders

The founders started the project in 2012 and worked for the company growth: Atawey today employs more than 25 people.

Jean-Michel AMARÉ

Jean-Michel AMARÉ, 49 ans

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
en charge du management général de l'entreprise et des démarches commerciales et marketing
Ingénieur HEI (Hautes Etudes Industrielles de Lille), Master2 « Management pour l'ingénieur » 15 ans d'ancienneté en entreprise en tant que responsable de production dans l’industrie.


Pierre-Jean BONNEFOND, 50 ans

Managing Director
responsible for technical development and support functions
INPG (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble) mechanical engineering degree, Master's specialising in hybrid system technologies for electricity and heat production at ENSAM.
17 years' experience in industry as a designer of complex systems and technical manager.

Un travail d'équipe!

Atawey's research and development, production, customer support and sales teams are also fully dedicated to make hydrogen ecosystems a reality today.

Team Atawey 2019




One of the keys to success is the ability to surround yourself with the best skills: ATAWEY is therefore supported by a solid network of partners with expertise in technology, sales and finance. The company has established links and developed sustainable projects with different institutional and professional stakeholders.

Discover those who trust us and share the same aim: to make progress together, so that hydrogen mobility becomes a reality.

BPI France
Cluster Montagne
Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region
Réseau Entreprendre Savoie
France Hydrogène

Savoie Technolac is a reference cluster in the energy and construction sector, representing not only major stakeholders but also many innovative startups in the field, such as Atawey.

Savoie Technolac is:

  • world no. 3 for solar energy: INES  (500 researchers) - close to MINATEC, EPFL, CERN, etc.
  • world no. 1 in hydro engineering: EDF CIH (600 engineers)
  • European no. 1 for load shedding: Energy Pool (Schneider Electric)
  • no. 1 in France for solar evaluation and training centres: INES Education
  • no.1 in the Rhône-Alpes region for startup incubators: the Base d'Incubation
  • no. 1 in France for Ecoparcs: Savoie Technolac
  • a pool of 200,000 students

Atawey and Savoie Technolac have been partners since December 2010.


Bpifrance supports companies, from startup to stock market listing, from loans to equity capital.

Bpifrance brings together OSEOCDC EntreprisesFSI and FSI Regions to offer, in French regions, financing solutions adapted to each stage in the life of a business.

Atawey and BPI France have been partners since July 2013.


KIC INNOENERGY focuses on three activity sectors:

  • business creation services - Supporting startups in the market
  • Training: Master and PhD - Creating programmes focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Innovation projects - Getting new products and services to market

A nine-person team is dedicated to operational management of activities in education, innovation and business creation, based in Grenoble, France.

Our premises include an incubator for innovative startups supported by the KIC InnoEnergy structure.

Atawey and KIC InnoEnergy have been partners since December 2012.


Grain is a structure for detection and support of innovative startup projects.

Grain supports the creation of high potential businesses in the regional industrial fabric. The ability to generate income and the positive impact on job creation, together with the capacity to sell for export, express this high potential.

Grain is the acronym of GRenoble-Alpes-INcubation and its areas of expertise cover the whole of the Grenoble Academy area (Isère, Drôme, Ardèche, Savoie and Haute-Savoie).

Founded on 29 April 1999 by the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (Grenoble INP), University Joseph Fourier (UJF) and University Pierre Mendes-France (UPMF).

Several forms of aid are available to project developers:

  • Individual support with a project manager
  • A complete training programme covering a range of business startup themes: business intelligence, marketing, legal, communication, finance, management functions, etc.
  • A financing budget.

Atawey was supported by Grain from December 2012 to June 2013.


ADEME is the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management. It is a public body with industrial and commercial functions, under the aegis of the ministries responsible for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and Higher Education and Research.

It contributes to the implementation of public policies in the domains of the environment, energy and sustainable development. In order to help them advance in their environmental approach, the Agency provides expertise and advice services to businesses, local authorities, public authorities and the general public.

It also helps with project financing and research on implementation within its spheres of activity. In this respect, a collaborative project is being financed within the framework of the TITEC programme.

Atawey and ADEME have been partners since March 2013.


Cluster Montagne (Mountain Cluster) is a non-profit association whose aim is to represent and promote, in France and worldwide, French participants in mountain region development.

Cluster Montagne has the following missions:

  • Bring together participants in French mountain development and facilities.
  • Take part in the development of tourism sites in the mountains by supporting innovation, performance and expertise
  • Put French mountain expertise on the international map

Atawey has been a member of Cluster Montagne since 2012.


The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region supports Atawey throught the international export programm "Ambition PME"

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes RegionOSEO and ADEME are partners in a call for projects in the eco-innovation field aimed at supporting emerging business projects in Rhône-Alpes: INNOV'R This call for projects is supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes DRIRE (Regional Directorate for Industry, Research and the Environment ), ARDI, ECREIN & work, Clusters Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  and other Rhône Alpes competitive clusters including TENERRDISAXELERA and LUTB.

This permanent call for projects targets businesses (from very small to mid-sized) with an individual or collective eco-innovative project, especially in the energy field.

Atawey and the Rhone-Alpes Region have been partners since November 2012.

Atawey was awarded an Innov'R Trophy in 2013.


Tenerrdis is a competitive cluster aimed at increasing the competitiveness of new energy technology industries through innovation.

Tenerrdis boosts partnerships between businesses, research and training centres and institutional stakeholders, developing projects that create skills, activities and jobs.

Tenerrdis has three strategic goals:

  • Support the collaborative innovative projects of cluster members and promote their growth;
  • Integrate small and mid-sized businesses into existing new energy technology ecosystems;
  • Promote the technological advantages of the cluster and its members internationally.

Atawey has been a member of Tenerrdis since March 2011.

An Atawey collaborative project received a Tenerrdis award in February 2013.


The "Entreprendre Savoie" network of business leaders supports project developers. The commitment of these business leaders to the Entreprendre Savoie network is driven by their passion for entrepreneurship and their wish to pass it on to new entrepreneurs, in a spirit of economic citizenship. This support also concerns financing in the form of interest-free loans.

The support of Entreprendre Savoie is intended for company creators and buyers who, through their ambition, their entrepreneurial potential, their business and their target market, are likely to turn their company into a small/mid-sized enterprise capable of expanding.

Atawey won an Entreprendre Savoie award in 2012.


The aim of France Hydrogène is to promote hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies. It has particular responsibility for backing this industrial sector in France.

To do so, it welcomes all the stakeholders concerned: researchers, industrialists, elected representatives, public authorities, etc. ... with the aim of fostering exchanges, expressing opinions, seeking consistency at regional, national and European levels, and proposing initiatives to keep France ahead of the pack in terms of environmental technologies.

Atawey has been a member of Franc Hydrogène since 2012.


Jean Lain Automobiles  is a major player in automobile distribution in the Rhône-Alpes region.
The Jean Lain car dealerships are located in Savoie (73), Haute Savoie (74), Isère (38) and Ain (01), and distribute the brands of Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, Hyundai, Lexus and Honda manufacturers, Volkswagen Utilities as well as associated services.

The Jean Lain Automobiles second hand cars centers are also located throughout the region. 

Atawey and Jean Lain Automobiles have been partners since 2018.

Engie Cofely is one of the leaders in the energy transition in France and is part of the Engie group, one of the leading energy companies in the world.

Cofely is the leading brand in energy efficiency and environmental services, designed for industrial, tertiary and public sector customers.

The services offered include : sustainable mobility, improving the energy performance of buildings, local production of renewable energies, multitechnical maintenance and Facility Management.

Atawey and Engie Cofely have been partners since 2017.

Akuo Energy is the French leading independent renewable energy producer. It develops, finances, builds and operates renewable energy plants around the world.

The projects operated by Akuo aim at creating additional societal benefits for the populations of the territories in which they are located.

The group's subsidiaries are located in fifteen countries: France (mainland France, Corsica and overseas territories), Croatia, the emirate of Dubai, the United States, Indonesia, Poland, Turkey, Argentina , Mongolia, Mali, Luxembourg, Australia, the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria and Uruguay.

Atawey and Akuo Energy have been partners since 2018.



2020  International development, especially in Northern Europe.
Signature of a framework agreement with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region: deployment of around fifteen stations, within three years, for hydrogen vehicles with tourist or professional applications.
Atawey Scalable Station: H2Flow60/120-700, with a two-phase distribution capacity, according to the growth of hydrogen fleets

2019 Installation of 18 car hydrogen refueling stations: almost half of France.
New Atawey product: H2Spring-40-700, a larger hydrogen production capacity (up to 40 kg H2/day).
Turnover multiplied by five in two years.
Three million euros of orders in 2019.
Staff increased from 10 to 25 people in one year.

2018 Hydrogen refueling stations for fuel cell cars (to network areas)
Fundraising of 2 M€
Strong growth in Atawey's turnover, thanks to the car mobility market.
Strengthening of production teams and development of an industrial-scale assembly plant
Development of higher capacity stations in order to network territories

2017 Car refueling stations (initiate a car mobility project)
Entry into the car mobility market by the design of a first station to initiate hydrogen mobility projects
First installation of refueling stations for fleets of 1 to 5 cars

2016 Hydrogen charging stations for bicycles
Strategic shift for the company via positioning change towards the hydrogen mobility market, as a manufacturer of hydrogen refueling stations
First installation of a hydrogen bicycle refueling station
Fundraising 1.5 M €

2015 Energy storage for telecom relay antenna
Installation of systems for industrial specialists in radio / telecom transmission
Prize: ENGIE Prix Innovation Day, EDF Concours Energie Intelligente (2014)

Engie Prix Innovation Day 2015 Atawey

EDF Concours Energie Intelligente 2014 Atawey

2013 Energy storage for isolated sites
Fundraising 500 K €
Skill development in production, hydrogen storage and fuel cells.
Expertise in decentralized hydrogen systems and safety.
Hybridization of battery/hydrogen storage technologies.
Prizes: Innov'R et Artinov

Trophée Inov'R 2013 Atawey
Trophée Artinov 2013 Atawey
2012 Creation of Atawey in September 2012, after extensive R&D and experimentation in hydrogen and energy technologies.
Prize: Réseau Entreprendre Isère

Lauréat Réseau Entreprendre Isère 2012 Atawey