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Air Liquide, Official Hydrogen Supporter of Paris 2024

 
Air Liquide is proud to support the ambitious environmental objectives of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.
 
 

The future belongs to us all.

The climate emergency proves that there’s no such thing as an individual triumph.

We’re all facing an immense challenge: developing a shared, more responsible future.

  • Our sport?
    Finding solutions for the climate

  • Our greatest adversary?
    Inaction

  • Our daily routine?
    Innovation and inclusion, excellence and perseverance

  • Our champions?
    All those who come together to act

Our mantra? Our greatest triumph will be achieved together.

Destination Paris 2024: behind the scenes of Air Liquide

Air Liquide and Paris 2024 share the same ambition: implementing practical solutions to meet the challenge of climate change. That's what our partnership is all about.

François Jackow

Chief Executive Officer of Air Liquide

Hydrogen, a key to accelerating the energy transition

Given that transport accounts for a quarter1 of global CO2 emissions, the climate emergency requires a range of solutions, including hydrogen.

It offers real advantages, including a great range and minimal charging times, for heavy and intensive transport, like the vehicles in Paris 2024’s official fleet that will be in continuous use.

Air Liquide will supply hydrogen of renewable origin to power some of the vehicles of Paris 2024’s official fleet during the event. 

Meet our team of athletes

Laura Tarantola

Rower

Laura Tarantola is one of the best rowers in the world in her category. Fourteen-time French champion in the light weight category, and 2018 world champion in the individual category, she's built to perform.

With her teammate Claire Bové, she is well-known on the World and European podiums in the lightweight double sculls. Together, they became Olympic vice-champions in 2021 in Tokyo. The lightweight rowers have also reached the second place on the European Championship podium in 2019, in Lucerne and in 2022 in Munich.

Air Liquide - via its subsidiary Air Liquide France Industrie - as part of the Pacte de performance has been supporting Laura  since 2021.

Thibaut Rigaudeau

Para triathlete

Thibaut Rigaudeau is one of the most promising French para triathletes. In 2021, he took part in his first Paralympic Games in Tokyo with his guide, Cyril Viennot. European vice-champion in 2021 and double World vice-champion in 2022 and in 2023. For the past 3 years, his results have been constantly improving, building a good base for the performance at the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

His disability is linked to a genetic disease called retinitis pigmentosa, diagnosed at the age of 8. This pathology is characterized by a non-linear decline in visual acuity and visual field. It is only in 2018 that Thibault discovers para triathlon and receives his first call-up to the French national team the following year.

Since 2023 he has been supported by Air Liquide - via its subsidiary Air Liquide France Industrie and the Mission Handicap of the Group - as part of the Pacte de performance in his preparation for the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.