Leading industry and healthcare-focused gases, technologies, and services company Air Liquide announced today a large-scale, long-term renewable energy agreement with energy company Total Energies, which will see the company saving 270,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
Under the new 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), signed through TotalEnergies’s energy supply affiliate Lampiris, Air Liquide source 15 MW of electricity for its industrial and medical gas production sites in Belgium with energy generated from TotalEnergies’s offshore wind farm located in the Belgian North Sea.
Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President Renewables at TotalEnergies, said:
“A growing number of companies are shifting to renewable energy, and we want to support them on their path towards carbon neutrality. There is a dynamic market for corporate PPAs in Europe, and we want TotalEnergies to take a strong leadership position.”
Air Liquide stated that the new contract aligns with its sustainability objectives and enhances its offering of low-carbons solutions, giving its customers the opportunity to welcome renewable content in their end products. The company recently launched a series of sustainability commitments, including a goal to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 33% by 2035.
Francois Jackow, Executive Vice President and a member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee supervising Europe Industries activities, said:
“In line with its ambitious Sustainability Objectives, Air Liquide is regularly increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy mix it uses to power its operations. This enables us to decarbonize our activities and also to provide our customers with solutions contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions. With this new long-term contract, the Group actively supports the ongoing and unprecedented transformation of the energy sector in Europe, to foster a low-carbon economy in Europe.”