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advanced Business & Technologies

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 Mission

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.

Our Organisation


countries on three continents


employees including more than 120 Group experts



A Global Organization

aB&T is structured into several entities:

  • Advanced Business develops, invests in and implements solutions based on the molecules of the Group and technologies for the customers’ benefits
  • Advanced Technologies provides solutions to state-of-the-art industries and the high tech sector and offers unique expertise in extreme cryogenics
  • Advanced Investment (ALIAD) is the Group’s investment vehicle which contributes to the growth and competitiveness of Air Liquide by investing in innovative startups

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).

A worldwide presence

advanced Business & Technologies
aB&T operates more than a dozen subsidiary companies in 12 countries on 3 continents.

Our Realizations

Air Liquide, actor in the energy transition

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.

Development of the hydrogen energy
Today, more than 75 Air Liquide charging stations for cars, buses and forklifts have been deployed around the world.

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.

Hydrogen station
Discover the Air Liquide hydrogen station in Düsseldorf, Germany

Sustainable mobility
Air Liquide has acquired FordonsGas.

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.

Les solutions biogaz d'Air Liquide
Air Liquide provides solutions for biogas upgrading and biomethane liquefaction.