In 2016, the Group launched a contest called the "Air Liquide Essential Small Molecules Challenge". Competing on the topic "Sunny H2 in a bottle", American researcher Kevin Sivula was recognized for his work on using photoelectrocatalysis to produce hydrogen.
Inventiveness, curiosity, collective intelligence, and entrepreneurial spirit are at the heart of Air Liquide’s innovation approach. That means developing cooperation with the international scientific community (academics, technology institutes, startups, private R&D…): this is why we have launched a Scientific Challenge.
"Behind any exceptional patient service, there are always engaged employees"
Healthcare is experiencing a revolution. Digital technologies have become an integral part of healthcare, transforming usages and economic models in ways that benefit patients and health professionals alike. In 2017, the innovative solution Chronic Care Connect™ has been developed in this environment undergoing major changes.
Product traceability, real-time stock tracking, resource optimization... The irresistible worldwide expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), which makes it possible to gather and transmit data generated by Internet-connected objects, is profoundly changing industrial practice and customer behavior in every sector.
"Sharing knowledge, venturing outside our comfort zone, learning from other sectors: this spirit of constant learning is vital to staying ahead in a fast-moving globalized world!"
The world’s largest oxygen production unit has just been inaugurated on the site of Secunda, South Africa. Sasol, an international integrated energy and chemicals company, entrusted Air Liquide with the unit's construction, ownership and operation for the next 20 years. Explanations.
Did You Know?
10 to 15
million cars and 500,000 trucks could be powered by hydrogen by 2030!
Source: Hydrogen Scaling Up - study of the Hydrogen Council - November 2017
We no longer have the same relationship to food as previous generations. Food behaviors are changing profoundly and are going global. Today, consumers are looking for more responsible, healthier, safer and tastier food. This implies a reinvention of the food processing chain in which Air Liquide is actively participating.
More than 4 billion people live on less than six dollars a day in developing economies. Proposing appropriate offers that are adapted to this BoP (Bottom of the Pyramid) market helps reduce poverty while building a win-win relationship. Spotlight on Access Oxygen, the new “inclusive” healthcare offer launched in Senegal.
"Open Innovation, a key to transforming customer experience"