Hydrogen for Clean Mobility
As a precursor of hydrogen mobility, Air Liquide, through its Hydrogen Energy activity, has been using its existing industrial facilities, technologies and expertise to develop applications for transportation and in particular hydrogen stations for over 20 years. Hydrogen-powered electric vehicles are equipped with fuel cells that produce electricity on board the vehicle from the onboard hydrogen. With a refuelling time of less than 5 minutes, allowing an autonomy of more than 600 km, hydrogen energy is particularly well suited to captive fleets: cabs, buses, utility vehicles, forklifts, etc.
Thanks to hydrogen, Air Liquide is supporting the transition of the transport sector towards environmentally friendly mobility, in particular through its expertise in liquid hydrogen, which is particularly well suited to intensive mobility. The most promising markets for heavy mobility are road freight, maritime and aviation.
Hydrogen for heavy transport
Reducing emissions from heavy transport (trucks, buses, boats, planes, etc.) also makes it possible to considerably improve air quality and limit noise levels in dense areas.
Scaling up hydrogen for mobility
Air Liquide continues to develop large-scale projects and strategic alliances to accelerate the transition to hydrogen for mobility.
Air Liquide & Port of Rotterdam
Air Liquide and the Port of Rotterdam have announced the launch of a joint initiative to deploy 1,000 hydrogen trucks between Netherlands, Belgium and western Germany by 2025.
Air Liquide & Faurecia
Air Liquide and Faurecia have announced the signature of a joint development agreement to design and produce on-board liquid hydrogen storage systems for the automotive industry.
Air Liquide, Airbus, Incheon Airport and Korean Air
Air Liquide, Airbus, Korean Air and Incheon International Airport Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the use of hydrogen at Incheon International Airport. This partnership reflects a shared ambition to drive the emergence of an innovative aviation sector dedicated to supporting the Korean government's goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
Air Liquide, TotalEnergies & VINCI
Air Liquide, TotalEnergies and VINCI, are combining forces with other large international companies to sponsor the creation of the world’s largest fund exclusively dedicated to clean hydrogen infrastructure solutions. The fund aims to reach 1.5 billion euros and has already secured initial commitments of 800 million euros.
Our refuelling solutions
Air Liquide has been designing and manufacturing hydrogen refuelling solutions for over 20 years. Our engineering teams will be happy to assist you in your mobility projects:
- A Complete portfolio of liquid and gaseous solutions, compatible with all types of vehicles and covering a wide range of refuelling protocols
- A support in engineering, installation, maintenance and operations
- An optimised Total Cost of Ownership
Air Liquide has assembled and delivered over 185 hydrogen refueling units around the world: France, Japan, Korea, Germany, United States..The largest hydrogen station in the world was inaugurated in Daxing, China in 2021. It is equipped with Air Liquide technology and can deliver nearly 5 tonnes per day.
Air Liquide & IVECO
Air Liquide and IVECO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop hydrogen for mobility in Europe. The partnership will contribute to materialise clean mobility by leveraging the two companies’ complementary competencies.
Air Liquide & Eni
Air Liquide and Eni joined forces to support hydrogen mobility as one of the solutions to decarbonize the transport segment. The two companies have entered into a partnership with the aim to invest in the development of the infrastructure necessary to allow the expansion of hydrogen mobility in Italy.