TotalEnergies and Air Liquide are committed to create 100 hydrogen stations for heavy-duty vehicles in some European countries. The two giants want to establish equally owned joint venture in order to help facilitate access to hydrogen, enabling the development of its use for goods transportation and further strengthening the hydrogen sector.
The hydrogen stations are expected to be deployed on major European road, in France, Benelux and Germany, and will be featured under the TotalEnergies brand. The two companies will combine their know-how and expertise in infrastructure, hydrogen distribution and mobility. TotalEnergies will bring its expertise in the operation and management of stations networks and the distribution of energies to BtoB customers. Air Liquide will contribute with its expertise in technologies and its mastery of the entire hydrogen value chain.
TotalEnergies and Air Liquide on hydrogen development
“Following the recent signature of a partnership for the production of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen on our Grandpuits Zero Crude Platform, we are pleased to once again join forces with Air Liquide and continue our common efforts to decarbonize mobility. As pioneers in hydrogen mobility, we are convinced of the necessity to start building now a heavy-duty network that will benefit our customers”, commented Thierry Pflimlin, President Marketing & Services, TotalEnergies. “This new partnership with Air Liquide will enable us to continue our development across the entire hydrogen value chain.”
Matthieu Giard, Vice President and Executive Committee Member of the Air Liquide Group, supervising the Hydrogen activities, underlined: “Hydrogen offers clear benefits for heavy duty mobility. To promote its widespread use, it is imperative to accelerate the development of refueling infrastructures and to offer vehicle manufacturers and transport operators a sufficiently dense network of stations. It is precisely the ambition of this joint venture, which will benefit from the complementary expertise of Air Liquide and TotalEnergies. As a leader for over 60 years and with unique know-how and technologies, Air Liquide is a major player to accelerate and scale up the development of hydrogen, a key element for the emergence of a low-carbon society.”