Incubator of New Technologies and Markets
With a strong expertise in cutting-edge technologies and inspired by disruptive mindsets, advanced Business & Technologies (aB&T) opens new business frontiers for the Group.
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
employees including more than 120 Group experts
aB&T is structured into several entities:
aB&T operates more than a dozen subsidiary companies in 12 countries on 3 continents, and employs almost 1,300 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 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.