Air Liquide inaugurated the largest membrane electrolyzer in the world In Bécancour, Quebec, at the end of January 2021. Offering unprecedented production capacity, the site makes it possible to produce low-carbon hydrogen on a large scale. This technology represents a world premier and brings us one step closer to building a low-carbon society. Read on for a look back at this incredible facility in five key figures.
Cryocap™: an inside look at the Port-Jérôme site
customers have already been driven across Paris by Hype's 100 hydrogen powered taxis
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The climate and energy transition will not succeed without a profound transformation of industries and consumption habits. At Air Liquide, we serve customers from a wide range of industrial markets. For many years, we have been committed to combining growth and respect for the environment, including by developing innovative technologies.
The Hydrogen Council is the first initiative of its kind in the world. The council is dedicated to showing that hydrogen can provide a key solution for the energy transition. Air Liquide, which is one of the project's founders, explains how the council was first created and its future goals.
Flying Whales has reinvented the airship, turning it into a greener solution for transporting heavy loads. ALIAD, the Venture Capital arm of the Air Liquide Group, acquired a stake in this young aeronautic start-up to help it take off.
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 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.
Hydrogen could contribute to
of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050
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.
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.