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Hydrogen energy: new advances

Hydrogen is a clean energy vector that helps preserve the environment. Drawing on over 40 years of expertise across the entire hydrogen supply chain, Air Liquide is actively working with several car manufacturers to set up the hydrogen energy industry to promote sustainable mobility.

Air Liquide supports the development of infrastructure

The Group has already designed and installed over 60 hydrogen filling stations around the world. Electric vehicles powered by hydrogen offer safety, driving comfort (silence, constant engine performance, etc.) and an extended driving range. These advantages are prompting more and more countries (United States, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Japan) to create conditions that favor the development of this industry.

Developing a network of hydrogen filling stations: latest developments

  • Last June, Air Liquide committed to building four new filling stations in Denmark by the end of 2014, thus contributing to the installation of the very first hydrogen distribution network in Europe at the level of an entire country.
  • In July, the Group won a competitive bid in France to supply and install a hydrogen filling station for the Saint-Lô regional authority.
  • On September 1, 2014, Air Liquide started work on the first hydrogen filling station for public use in Japan, as part of its joint venture with Toyota Tsusho Corporation. The Japanese government plans to open 100 hydrogen filling stations by 2015.
  • On September 3, Air Liquide inaugurated the first hydrogen filling station in Rotterdam (Netherlands).

These recent advances attest to Air Liquide’s commitment to deploying hydrogen technologies to promote sustainable mobility.

"Hydrogen-powered vehicles combine the advantages of an electric car with the range of a traditional vehicle."
Pierre-Étienne Franc, Director, Air Liquide advanced Business & Technologies

Listen to the interview with Pierre-Étienne Franc, Director, Air Liquide advanced Business & Technologies.

 

Learn more about hydrogen from the Air Liquide Gas Encyclopedia online and on ipad

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