The hydrogen-powered heavy-duty mobility market is set to be boosted by a new partnership between Air Liquide and Faurecia which will see the development of on-board liquid hydrogen storage systems.
Believed by the duo to be a particularly apt solution for long-haul applications, liquid hydrogen can offer twice the autonomy of similar vehicles running on gaseous hydrogen, whilst still boasting short refuelling times.
In order to ensure a smooth development process for the on-board liquid hydrogen storage systems, the partnership will utilise Air Liquide’s expertise across the entire liquid hydrogen value chain and Faurecia’s architecture and system integration skills.
On the partnership, Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide, said, “Momentum is building around hydrogen, generating worldwide interest. In this context, players from many different sectors are joining forces to unlock the potential of hydrogen.
“Our partnership with a world leader such as Faurecia aims to accelerate the development of hydrogen mobility focusing on the heavy-duty market, for which hydrogen is particularly suited. Thanks to its innovation capacity and expertise, Air Liquide is contributing to the development of hydrogen ecosystems on the entire hydrogen value chain.
“In line with our sustainability objectives, our ambition is to contribute actively to the emergence of a low carbon society.”
Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia, added, “This partnership is the first milestone of a great journey with Air Liquide, a best-in-class partner in the field of hydrogen. Teaming up these two complementary hydrogen specialists will enable the development of cutting-edge liquid hydrogen storage technologies for heavy mobility with a rapid time-to-market.”
For both partners, the joint development is one of many they hold within the mobility sector. Between them both, they have held, or continue to hold, partnership with the likes of Daimler Trucks, the Port of Rotterdam, Toyota, Shell, Hyundai, Michelin and more to boost zero-emissions mobility.
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