Air Liquide to build carbon-free hydrogen production plant in Canada
Air Liquide inaugurates a pilot site for the production of carbon-free hydrogen in Denmark
French industrial and medical gases producer Air Liquide (EPA:AI) today said it broke ground on a 20 MW production facility for carbon-free hydrogen in Canada.
Bound to be the largest proton-exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer in the world according to Air Liquide, the investment will support the group's long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition to be a major player in the supply of carbon-free hydrogen.
The new plant will increase by 50% the current capacity of Air Liquide's hydrogen facility located in Becancour, Quebec . The site was chosen for its proximity to major industrial markets in Canada and the United States and will help ensure North America's supply of low-carbon hydrogen for both industry and mobility usage, said Michael J. Graff, chairman & CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.