Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Air ​Liquide ​in ​final ​preparation ​of ​a ​hydrogen ​fueling station ​in ​Hartford, ​Connecticut

Source: Air ​Liquide, 5th October 2017

In celebration of the 3rd National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, Air Liquide announces the successful commissioning and testing of its first hydrogen fueling station in the northeast United States. The station was built in collaboration with Toyota Motor North America to support the deployment of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the state. This initiative is fully aligned with Air Liquide’s commitment to developing a hydrogen infrastructure ​for ​a ​cleaner ​mobility.

The station is located at 10 Jennings Road, Hartford, CT 06120, on the premises of a retail and refueling rest stop owned by Pride Stores, Inc. and is the first of 12 hydrogen stations planned by Air Liquide in the northeast ​United ​States.

Hydrogen is an alternative to fossil fuels in addressing the clean transportation challenge while improving air quality. Used within a fuel cell, hydrogen combines with oxygen from the air to produce electricity and water as ​the ​only ​byproduct.

The Hartford station, like the nearly 100 stations designed and delivered by Air Liquide around the world, allows hydrogen-powered electric vehicles to refuel in less than five minutes with a driving range of nearly 500 ​kilometers, ​thereby ​providing ​a ​typical ​vehicle ​fueling ​experience.

Air Liquide masters the entire hydrogen supply chain from production, storage to distribution; and the development of applications for end users thus contributing to the expansion of hydrogen as a clean energy source, for mobility in particular. Air Liquide is a founding member of the Hydrogen Council, a global initiative aimed ​at ​positioning ​hydrogen ​among ​the ​key ​solutions ​for ​the ​energy ​transition.

Find ​this ​new ​station ​on ​Air ​Liquide’s ​hydrogen ​station ​finder ​app ​and ​learn ​more ​on letscleartheair.com

To ​know ​more ​about ​National ​Hydrogen ​and ​Fuel ​Cell ​Day ​please ​visit www.hydrogenandfuelcellday.org

Hydrogen, ​the ​energy ​solution

The world of energy is in the midst of deep change and hydrogen is one of the solutions offering a response to the challenges of clean transportation: ​reducing ​greenhouse ​gases, ​pollution ​in ​our ​cities ​and ​dependency ​on ​oil-​based ​fuels. Used in the fuel cell, hydrogen combines with oxygen from the air to produce electricity, with water as the only by​product. Hydrogen can be produced from a various range of energy sources, in particular from renewable energy sources. Hydrogen has great potential to provide ​clean ​energy ​and ​provides ​an ​alternative ​to ​fossil ​fuels.

Air ​Liquide ​in ​the ​U.S.

Air Liquide employs more than 20,000 people in the U.S. in more than 1,300 locations. The company offers industrial and medical gases, technologies and related services to customers in energy, industrial, electronics and healthcare markets. www.airliquide.com/USA

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The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities ​since ​its ​creation ​in ​1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers ​greater ​value ​to ​all ​its ​stakeholders.

Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to € 18.1 billion in 2016 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40 percent of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 ​and ​FTSE4Good ​indexes.