Producing low-carbon & renewable hydrogen
Air Liquide is scaling up the production of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen to decarbonize our activities and those of our customers committed to the energy transition.
A full portfolio of low-carbon hydrogen
Our technologies and our capacity for innovation enable us to offer, depending on market needs, renewable or low-carbon hydrogen produced
- By electrolysis from renewable energies (wind, solar, hydro) or low-carbon sources
- By methane or biomethane reforming with CO2 capture and storage
The decade of hydrogen
Thanks to electrolysis, renewable energies - intermittent by nature - can be converted into hydrogen. As the molecule can be stored and transported so that it can be accessed at any time, hydrogen is a way of not losing the renewable energy produced during peak production periods.
Air Liquide & World's Largest PEM Electrolyzer
In 2021, Air Liquide completed the construction of the world's largest PEM (Proton Electrolyzer Membrane) electrolyzer. Fueled by renewable energy, this unit produces up to 8.2 tonnes per day of renewable energy in Bécancour, Quebec. With a capacity of 20 MW, this PEM electrolyzer is the largest plant of its kind in the world currently in operation and will help meet the growing demand of low-carbon hydrogen in North America.
Air Liquide Normand’Hy
In France, Air Liquide Normand’Hy aims to build an electrolyser of at least 200 MW for large-scale renewable hydrogen production near Port-Jérôme, France. This strategic investment will support the development of a low-carbon hydrogen ecosystem in the Normandy Industrial Basin. This site is scheduled to be commissioned in 2025.
Air Liquide & Siemens Energy
Air Liquide is building a unit in Oberhausen, Germany to produce renewable hydrogen by electrolysis. With a capacity of 30 MW, the first phase of this production unit should be operational at the beginning of 2023. This electrolyser, developed with Siemens, will be connected to Air Liquide's existing pipeline infrastructure to supply renewable hydrogen to key industries and mobility in one of Germany's most industrialized regions.
Air Liquide & BASF
Air Liquide and BASF are planning to develop the world’s largest cross-border Carbon Capture and Storage value chain. The goal is to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at the industrial cluster in the port of Antwerp. The joint project “Kairos@C” has been selected for funding by the European Commission through its Innovation Fund.