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Bécancour has already produced 1,000 tonnes of hydrogen!

Last January we spoke about Air Liquide commissioning the world’s largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer to produce low-carbon hydrogen in Bécancour, Canada, in 2021. The hydrogen produced at this unit recently passed the 1000-tonnes mark!

Running entirely on renewable energy provided by Hydro-Québec, the Bécancour site and its PEM electrolyzer enable the production of up to 8.2 tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen per day. This prevents close to 27,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year compared to the traditional hydrogen production process.

In this article we explain the advantages of this production method and why we consider commissioning this unit as a major step forward in the Group’s commitment to producing low-carbon hydrogen on an industrial scale.

Since then, 1,000 tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen have already been produced, which is equivalent to fully refueling 294,000 forklift trucks! Take this opportunity to look back on what this means in practice:

Article published on October 28, 2021