Hydrogen is becoming a major solution for the energy transition, attracting growing interest from multiple stakeholders worldwide. As a pioneer in this field, Air Liquide is bringing its expertise to mobility as well as numerous industrial processes.
As global warming is a critical concern, Air Liquide has decided to take action. First of all, the Group has made an ambitious commitment to reduce the carbon intensity of its own activities, driven by innovative projects. Air Liquide is also increasing its initiatives worldwide with customers and partners.
Air Liquide’s Turbo-Brayton cryogenic solution has seen spectacular commercial and industrial upturn, especially in maritime transport. Other promising applications are also emerging in the field of renewable energy. Read the success story.
customers have already been driven across Paris by Hype's 100 hydrogen powered taxis
Tweeted on March 22, 2019 by cH2ange
The goal of Bertrand Piccard's Solar Impulse Foundation is to identify 1,000 "efficient solutions" that are also profitable and sustainable. To date, 16 innovations developed or supported by Air Liquide have received the Solar Impulse label. Here we take a closer look at four of them: CryonodTM, Ozone Strong Water, HyRis and an indoor air purification solution.
In the area of hydrogen mobility, France stands out as a world leader with its fleet of Parisian taxis while 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 700 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.
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
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.
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.
Hydrogen could contribute to
of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050
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.
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.