Air Liquide is investing in the world’s largest PEM (Proton-Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer, with Hydrogenic technology, to develop its carbon-free hydrogen production in Canada.
Air Liquide will install a 20 megawatts (MW) electrolyzer that will increase the capacity of its hydrogen facility in Bécancour, Québec by 50% to meet the increasing demand for carbon-free hydrogen, while significantly reducing carbon intensity. This reduction will, in turn, prevent nearly 27,000 tonnes of CO2emissions per year–that is equivalent to 10,000 sedan cars per year.
Michael J. Graff, Executive Vice President & Executive Committee Member of Air Liquide S.A. and Chairman & CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings said, “This investment will help further contribute towards carbon-free hydrogen supply for Air Liquide industrial and mobility markets in North America and complement the recently announced hydrogen investment for the energy markets in the western U.S. Both are reflective of the Group’s Climate Objectives: to reduce the carbon intensity of its activities and work with customers towards a sustainable industry and the development of a low-carbon society.”
To date, Air Liquide has designed and installed over 120 filling stations around the world. This latest investment also reaffirms the company’s long-term commitment to hydrogen energy markets.