Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Major step taken by UK hydrogen economy

Kick-starting a public hydrogen refuelling network in London, the flagship SmartFuel® dispenser is hosted by Sainsbury’s, one of the UK’s largest grocers, at its Hendon store.

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Air Liquide installs hydrogen station at logistics hub

Air Liquide has been chosen by FM Logistic, an international group whose expertise lies in logistics and supply chains, to provide support for its projected deployment of hydrogen-powered forklift trucks.

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UK hydrogen first opens in Aberdeen

The UK’s first hydrogen production and bus refuelling station was officially opened today, as part of a £19m green transport demonstration project.

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Air Products and Suzuki Shokan to develop H2 fuelling

The work will be for Japan’s material handling market and will leverage Air Products US material handling market experience.

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Air Liquide completes construction of H2 stations in Japan

A ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of two hydrogen filling stations in the cities of Nagoya and Toyota, located in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. These two hydrogen filling stations are the first public-use hydrogen filling stations for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the central Nagoya area and in Toyota City, respectively.

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Duo agree to buy China gas assets

Shanghai Baosteel Gases and an affiliate of private equity firm Warburg Pincus have announced the partnership is to buy China gas assets for $489m.

Air Liquide is one of the industry's Tier One major players.

Air Liquide acquires SEPRODOM

Increasing life expectancy and the rise in chronic diseases are major public health issues. Air Liquide is continuing to develop its home healthcare activity in France with the acquisition of SEPRODOM, a key player in home healthcare and monitoring of patients with chronic diseases in the French overseas departments and territories.

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UK Budget: One week on, industry reaction

When Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne last week revealed his final Budget before May’s UK general election, he claimed Britain was ‘walking tall again’ after five years of austerity. But what does industry in the country make of the latest Budget, and its impact upon future growth?

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“Faster growth in 2015” predicts Linde

Linde, in reviewing its performance in the fiscal 2014 year, has achieved growth in a difficult market environment and increased its dividend. The company has also predicted that growth in the industrial gases market with be faster paced than that experienced in 2014

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Industrial gases supporting entire natural gas production chain Subscription

By Stuart Radnedge

This fortnight’s gasInsight feature looks at the vital role our industry plays across the entire petrochemical processing spectrum. Part One is below with Part Two published in two weeks time.

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Air Liquide chosen by Sasol for Africa ASU

25 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

The company has been chosen to build, own and operate the world’s largest oxygen production unit for Sasol in South Africa. The ASU will have a total capacity of 5,000 tones of oxygen per day – a milestone in the history of industrial gas production.

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Major step taken by UK hydrogen economy

12 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

Kick-starting a public hydrogen refuelling network in London, the flagship SmartFuel® dispenser is hosted by Sainsbury’s, one of the UK’s largest grocers, at its Hendon store.

Air Liquide is one of the industry's Tier One major players.

Major US investment for Air Liquide

10 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

Air Liquide has been selected by Chinese petrochemical company Yuhuang Chemical, Inc., as the supplier of oxygen for its new world-scale methanol manufacturing complex to be built in St. James Parish, Louisiana.

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Nitrogen leak kills two, injures more

12 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

Two people were killed and four others were inured following a nitrogen leak at a plant operated by the technology manufacturer LG Display Co. in South Korea. One of the four staff and contractors that were injured remains in a critical condition.

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Major investment in US

21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

Air Liquide has expanded its relationship with OCI N.V. in Beaumont, Texas, after the company secured a deal to supply the oxygen for a new world-scale methanol plant.

More news from the hydrogen sector

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Air Liquide completes construction of H2 stations in Japan

A ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of two hydrogen filling stations in the cities of Nagoya and Toyota, located in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. These two hydrogen filling stations are the first public-use hydrogen filling stations for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the central Nagoya area and in Toyota City, respectively.

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World’s first delivered by Proton OnSite

Proton OnSite, the world leader in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolyser technology, announced today the commercial launch of the one and two Megawatt (MW) M Series PEM Hydrogen Generation systems.

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Toyota’s Mirai the “perfect” hydrogen car

An acclaimed physicist has proclaimed that Toyota’s first venture into the hydrogen fuel cell market, called the Mirai, may be the “perfect car”. Doctor Michio Kaku made the statement at this year’s Consumer Electronics Shore in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Toyota makes patents royalty-free

In a bold step to accelerate the advancements made in the development of technology which is vital to the establishment of a hydrogen economy and a refuelling network, the car manufacturer has announced that approximately 5,680 of its Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) related patents will be available for use royalty-free.

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Linde and Sandia in research agreement

Sandia National Laboratories and industrial gas giant Linde LLC have signed an umbrella Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) that is expected to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy and industrial technologies, beginning with hydrogen and fuel cells.

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