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Air Liquide is supporting the Energy Observer project, the first boat in the world powered by hydrogen and renewable energies that is also energy self-sufficient and does not emit any greenhouse gases or fine particles. The Group shares with the creators of Energy Observer the determination to develop new technologies to support the transition to a low carbon society and the development of a hydrogen economy.

Benoît Potier, CEO of Air Liquide and Victorien Erussard, onboard Energy Observer

This collaboration is fully in line with the sustainable development objectives of the Air Liquide Group, including its commitments to renewable hydrogen in particular.

As a hydrogen pioneer, the Group is convinced that hydrogen is a cornerstone of the energy transition. Over the last 50 years, the Group has developed a unique expertise and masters the entire hydrogen supply chain, from production and storage to distribution. Air Liquide is a major player in supplying low carbon hydrogen, mainly for industry and clean mobility.

In nearly 50 years, Air Liquide has mastered a unique expertise of the entire value chain, from production to usage, including storage and distribution. Air Liquide is a major player in

Matthieu Giard, Vice President, member of the Executive Committee, supervising Hydrogen activities: “Air Liquide is proud to continue to support this scientific and human adventure, and to strengthen this partnership as the Energy Observer continues to evolve. Through the collaboration of our teams with Energy Observer’s, and the testing of hydrogen technologies in extreme environments, we will be able to accelerate the development of hydrogen-based solutions and their large-scale applications, in particular in the maritime sector. It is by acting now, as we prepare for the future and develop new models of sustainable mobility, that we will be able to have a positive impact on tomorrow’s society.

About Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 employees and serves more than 3.8 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.