The circular economy aims to produce goods and services while limiting the consumption and waste of raw materials, water and energy sources. In short, a brand new economic model. Explanation by our guest, Climate Economist Christian de Perthuis.
In October 2017, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Al-Futtaim Motors inaugurated the first hydrogen station of the Middle East designed in collaboration with Air Liquide. Testing hydrogen-powered vehicles in a hot climate is an important milestone for the development of clean mobility. Interview with Omar Al-Futtaim, CEO and Vice Chairman of the Al-Futtaim Group, on this promising initiative with major strategic and environmental stakes.
Put in place by an international team of glaciologists, the Ice Memory program aims to preserve the memory stored in glaciers endangered by climate change across the world. The goal is to store ice cores from these glaciers in Antarctica so future generations of researchers can continue to study this priceless raw material.
Drawing energy from nature without damaging or wasting it is the Energy Observer team’s vision for the future. The vessel is a catamaran powered by hydrogen and renewable energies. Air Liquide, which has been involved in the development of hydrogen energy, particularly for mobility, for over 20 years, is supporting this scientific and technological project showcasing the role of hydrogen in the energy transition.
Air Liquide is constantly seeking to reduce the environmental impact of its production facilities and also to offer its customers the most environmentally-friendly technologies and applications available. With Cryocap™, the Group is opening up new vistas for reducing the CO₂ emissions released by its own production sites and those of its customers around the world.
Supported by the Air Liquide Foundation, led by Ghislain Bardout and Emmanuelle Périé-Bardout, Under the Pole II is an overland and underwater expedition in the Arctic that began in January of 2014 and ended in the fall of 2015. With the sailboat WHY as its base, the expedition’s objective was to study the entire annual cycle of the Arctic ecosystem, both on the surface and under the polar ice cap.
Light and natural, hydrogen has an obvious role to play in the energy mix. Now that the first standard production hydrogen-powered cars have been put on the market, this energy solution is coming to our cities. In fact, it's an accessible alternative that meets the challenges of clean transportation.
For COP21, Air Liquide has installed the first hydrogen charging station in Paris, in partnership with the start-up STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien) and with the support of Paris City Hall. This station, located in the heart of the French capital, enables the deployment of "hype", a fleet of electric taxis powered by hydrogen. An innovative initiative that is destined to grow.