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Pierre-Etienne Franc to leave Air Liquide and set up hydrogen fund

Pierre-Etienne Franc to leave Air Liquide and set up hydrogen fund

A new fund to finance infrastructure projects designed to foster the development of decarbonated hydrogen is set to be created by Pierre-Etienne Franc.

It’s been announced today (5th Feb) that Franc will leave his Vice-President of Hydrogen Energy World Business Line role at Air Liquide to pursue the entrepreneurial project.

In a statement, Air Liquide said it envisages becoming a partner in the fund.

Erwin Penfornis will replace Franc as Vice-President of the Hydrogen Energy World Business Line, effective 1st April, 2021.

Air Liquide said the appointment comes in a context of strong acceleration of the group’s activities in the field of hydrogen energy.

The French industrial gas giant said Penfornis has spent most of his career working in hydrogen.

Coming soon

Find out more about Pierre-Etienne Franc’s plans in April when H2 View will sit down with him for an exclusive interview.


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