Incubator of new technologies and markets
Our Purpose is to develop, shape and incubate significant new markets, sustainable for Air Liquide and for the Society.
We develop user-focused, innovative and competitive solutions, from the high tech fields (Space, Aerospace, Scientific Research…), to the Energy Transition territories (Hydrogen Energy, clean transportation…), with a collaborative spirit and an appetite for entrepreneurship.
countries on three continents
aB&T is structured into several entities:
As part of its contribution to the energy transition challenge, Air Liquide drives innovation in clean transportation and offers natural energy sources to replace fossil fuels.
For example, we are contributing to the development of the non-polluting energy source known as hydrogen energy by opening hydrogen charging stations around the world (Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Japan, etc.).
In Paris, the hydrogen station installed by Air Liquide enabled the roll out of the first fleet of hydrogen-powered taxis in the world with around 12 vehicles currently in operation and an additional 60 to be added to the fleet in 2017.
In biofuels, we have acquired FordonsGas, a company that designs and operates nearly 50 Biogas stations providing natural bio CNG biogas for vehicles in Sweden.
Bio CNG is a key market for the development of sustainable mobility at a time when the Swedish government has stated its intention to remove all transportation-related fossil fuels by 2030.
In 2016, the Group inaugurated the first clean multi-energy station dedicated to road transport of goods. This station is able to provide energy, on the same site, for CNG-powered trucks and nitrogen for refrigerated transport.