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Are you looking for an innovative and exciting company where you can make a real difference for the future of our planet? Then join our team! We are seeking ambitious and talented individuals to contribute to our mission.

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Yann, an engineer specialized in engine development with a DEA (Diplôme d’Études Approfondies) and an MBA, began his career at the R&D center of PSA-Citroën, focusing on new engine technologies and engine control. He later joined Renault Sport, where he contributed to the development of engines for the Clio Sport and its racing derivatives.

Subsequently, Yann joined the Safran group as General Manager to establish and develop the company’s subsidiary in Spain. His activities encompassed aerospace, space, and automotive studies, as well as various research and development projects in the field of engine and turbine energy efficiency.

With the vision of a positive engineering approach to tackle future technological challenges, Yann founded Mincatec. It was within this context that the initial studies on hydrogen emerged, specifically focusing on low-pressure storage. Encouraged by promising results, Mincatec Energy was established to develop and industrialize low-pressure hydrogen storage using metal hydrides for stationary and mobile applications.


Chief Executive

Emmanuel, an automobile enthusiast since his childhood, is a graduate engineer from ESTACA. After working in vehicle dynamics, he transitioned to testing engineering and the development of internal combustion and hybrid powertrains. He assumed the role of Business Unit Director at D2T, a strategic subsidiary of IFPEN.

Emmanuel joined Mincatec as the General Manager for France, bringing with him new challenges focused on technologies and solutions that are more environmentally friendly. His aim is to contribute to a better future for our children by promoting sustainable innovations.

Axelle GIGOU

Sales Director

Axelle has 15 years of experience in the aerospace sector, working at SAFRAN. She started as a mechanical engineer, then progressed to program management, continuous improvement leadership, and finally became a sales manager. She also spent 3 years in the automotive industry, responsible for the commercialization of various technological components at a research institute specialized in future mobility.

She has taken on dual responsibility for MINCATEC ENERGY’s Mechanical Design and Sales Departments. Her objectives are to design an innovative tank that meets all technical and normative requirements through to certification, and to market all the technological advantages of MINCATEC ENERGY’s hydrogen storage solution once it has been certified. This turnkey alternative solution challenges conventional methods and offers diverse applications. It provides an opportunity to explore the possibilities of a growing ecosystem.

Axelle is full of energy! She co-founded the association Watt’Elles with a colleague, which is a female team committed to electric mobility and supporting environmental projects. You can learn more about their initiatives at


PhD – Electrical Engineering Hybrid Electric System Architect

Ramzi is an electrical engineering Ph.D. and an expert in energy management for mobile and stationary hybrid systems. His expertise includes the development of optimized and intelligent energy management strategies, proficiency in power electronics structures and controls (DC-DC converters, inverters, PI regulation, etc.), as well as Simulink modeling of systems and components such as hybrid powertrains, motors, PV (photovoltaic) systems, batteries, and fuel cells.


PhD – Hydrogen Technology Specialist

Sonia, a materials physicist, is passionate about the development of innovative technologies. She has shaped her academic and research career to specialize in the exploration and development of new materials. Sonia previously worked at the Néel Institute, focusing on cold production techniques, particularly magnetic refrigeration technology. She then joined the University of Paris 7 to work on solid-state hydrogen storage using cold plasma processes and metal hydrides. In the Reservoir Development department, Sonia collaborates with Michael and is responsible for conducting studies on new materials.


Mechanical Design Office

German is a multi-passionate individual with interests in mechanics, graphic arts, and 3D printing. He is a certified Catia V5 Specialist by Dassault Systèmes in Mechanical Design and Mechanical Surface Design.

He started his career at Mincatec in 2016, working on 3D design of automotive lighting systems. He later joined the teams involved in energy optimization of internal combustion engines. He furthered his career at a major German supplier, focusing on engine optimization and later transitioning to the design teams working on fuel cell developments and hydrogen testing benches. In 2023, he joined Mincatec Energy as the Head of Design and Integration.


PhD - Test Facilities Manager

Jeremy, a Doctor in Energy and Process Engineering, began his career as a research and development engineer in 2013, focusing on radiation measurement systems such as gas analysis, spectroscopy, pyrometry, and lidar.

In 2017, he joined Mincatec as an Engineer/Multidisciplinary Measurement Expert, working with automotive clients on gas and particle measurement technologies and methodologies, as well as thermomechanics for the development of mechanical components and vehicles. Since 2021, he has held the position of Head of Testing and Measurement Facilities at Mincatec Energy.


Quality, CSR and Approval Manager

A graduate in business administration and management, Gloria has over 12 years of experience in administrative services as a receptionist, procurement manager, management control, human resources, and planning and logistics. His multi-sector skills and knowledge of international groups are excellent assets for his position of Quality, CSR and Approval Manager within Mincatec Energy.

It is impossible to deny the crucial economic, social and environmental impact of business activities; CSR is the foundation on which to build a sustainable and prosperous future for all. That is why Gloria’s mission at Mincatec Energy is to harmonize responsible objectives and practices and raise awareness among all internal and external stakeholders. It also oversees the approval of our products.


Administrative Responsible

Cécile is the administrative manager of Mincatec Energy, responsible for the administrative aspects of human resources, purchasing, accounting and payroll. It centralizes information from operational departments and acts as a liaison between the various departments. She is also involved in the continuous improvement of administrative processes. She joined Mincatec in 2013.


PhD - Systems Engineer

With a PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2024, Damien specializes in the development of artificial intelligence tools for improving the life of fuel cells. During his thesis, he contributed to a European project aimed at increasing the sustainability of a backup hydrogen system.

Subsequently, he joined MINCATEC Energy where his work focuses on the development of artificial intelligence algorithms for the control and optimization of energy management.


PhD - Systems Engineer

A graduate of a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté in 2023, Jérémy specializes in the development of experiments, mainly in the field of fuel cells, to assess the impact of extreme operating conditions (cold start, start and stop, default, etc.).

In parallel to his thesis, he held the position of research engineer within the FCLAB as part of industrial services. At Mincatec Energy, his work focuses on the simulation of energy systems, their experimental validation and the creation of their electrical diagrams.


Apprenticeship Test technician

Student in BUT Physical Measurements in Grenoble, Zéphyr chose to do his 2nd year in alternation as a test technician at the CNRS of Grenoble in partnership with Minatec Energy. It performs tests on a hydrogen storage tank in solid form, developed by Minatec Energy.