Incubator of New Technologies and Markets
With its commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation, and a unique set of expertises, advanced Business & Technologies (aB&T) is the network of Air Liquide’s subsidiaries dedicated to new business incubation.
The ultimate goal of aB&T is to shape new markets to respond to key energy and environmental challenges.
The key to the success of aB&T is based on its unique blend of multiple strengths: audacity, a scientific and technological mindset with an entrepreneurial momentum. Its services are focused on product innovation and the understanding of new markets and substantial technological and IT capabilities that allow it to go beyond the frontiers of science.
The aB&T network contributes to the Group’s long-term profitable growth by supporting and encouraging innovative ideas and technologies until they are operationally mature.
sites on three continents
employees including more than 120 Group experts
Our aB&T network is structured into four main entities:
aB&T operates more than a dozen subsidiary companies in 9 sites on 3 continents, and employs almost 1,100 people (including more than 120 Group experts).
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.).
Future Group projects include a fully integrated hydrogen-refueling infrastructure in the northeast of the USA, which will be on-stream by the end of 2016.
In biofuels, we have acquired FordonsGas, a company that designs and operates more than 40 Biogas charging 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.