TotalEnergies, Air Liquide to Build Hydrogen Network for Heavy Duty Trucks Across Europe
Energy company TotalEnergies and industrial gases and services supplier Air Liquide announced today the launch of a new joint venture to develop a network of hydrogen stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe.
Under the new partnership, TotalEnergies and Air Liquide aim to deploy more than 100 hydrogen stations on major road corridors in France, Benelux and Germany, creating a major player in hydrogen refueling solutions, and contributing to the decarbonization of road transport.
The initiative, jointly managed by TotalEnergies and Air Liquide, will invest, build and operate the stations as well as procure hydrogen from the market and dispense it to its transport customers.
Thierry Pflimlin, President Marketing & Services, TotalEnergies, said:
“As pioneers in hydrogen mobility, we are convinced of the necessity to start building now a heavy-duty network that will benefit our customers. This new partnership with Air Liquide will enable us to continue our development across the entire hydrogen value chain.”
The partnership will combine TotalEnergies’ expertise in the operation and management of station networks as well as the distribution of energies to BtoB customers, with Air Liquide’s technologies and hydrogen value chain capabilities. Last year, as part of it’s “ADVANCE” strategic plan, Air Liquide unveiled plans to invest €8 billion in hydrogen supply chain by 2035, and to triple hydrogen revenues in order to reach more than €6 billion by that time.
Matthieu Giard, Vice President and Executive Committee Member of the Air Liquide Group, supervising the Hydrogen activities, said:
“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.”