In the area of hydrogen mobility, France stands out as a world leader with its fleet of Parisian taxis. The 2018 Hydrogen Plan projects a massive conversion of light individual vehicles and buses. As regards Asia, Korean government intends to make the country a leading actor, with more than 500 hydrogen stations by 2030.
California and China both understand just how important it is to develop new energy sources if we are to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. California is deeply invested in sustainable development and for several years now has had an ambitious hydrogen mobility policy – this, in a country where the car is queen and oil is its king. China, whose cities are suffocating beneath clouds of particle emissions, is speeding up its deployment of hydrogen technology in the transport sector.
Hydrogen mobility is a topic of growing interest and is now seen as a viable alternative to combustion and all-electric vehicles. Let's take a look at six countries at the forefront of this energy revolution and where Air Liquide is deeply involved. Stop one with Japan and Germany, which are pioneers in this field.
customers have already been driven across Paris by Hype's 100 hydrogen powered taxis
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Each day, human activity produces over 10 billion kilos of waste around the world. At a time when the energy transition is a key concern of governments, society and industry, Air Liquide is recycling organic material from farming or from household or industrial waste to convert it into biomethane, a clean and renewable alternative energy source.
As a result of the popularity of online orders for fresh or frozen products, urban deliveries are on the increase. Considered to be noisy and dirty, they have become a major issue for online sales and refrigerated transport companies, which also have to comply with increasingly strict environmental standards.
In 2016, Somie Kim took on a new role as Head of the Hydrogen Energy activity in South Korea. Her mission: "to change the face of the Korean automotive industry through the deployment of hydrogen stations." Since then, she has been working in partnership with Hyundai and represents Air Liquide in a public-private consortium dedicated to this matter.
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
In September 2018 in Hobro, Denmark, Air Liquide inaugurated HyBalance, a pilot site for the production of carbon-free hydrogen. This unit’s specificity is that it uses electrolysis technology which allows it to balance the electricity grid and store surplus electricity in the form of hydrogen that will be used in industry and transportation. This project was initiated in 2016 in a country that is pioneering the energy transition.
Hydrogen could contribute to
of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050
The 2018 Paris Motor Show (or Mondial) paid special attention to new technologies and alternative energies: electric, hybrid, natural gas for vehicles, etc. And naturally, hydrogen energy fitted in this trend. Toyota offered the general public the chance to test its Mirai model, while Hyundai unveiled its new 100% hydrogen vehicle NEXO. Overview.