Air Liquide has announced a 30% reduction objective in its carbon intensity by 2025 with the promotion of oxy-combustion, CO2 capture and usage, and carbon-free hydrogen.

The French company claims the goal is “the most ambitious objectives of its sector” as it strives to work with customers toward a sustainable industry and to contribute to the development of a low carbon society.

Air Liquide has committed to reduce its carbon intensity by 30% by 2025, based on its 2015 emission levels.

It aims to do this by: increasing by nearly 70% its purchases of renewable electricity; improving the energy efficiency of its production units, and reducing by 10% the carbon footprint of its products through the optimisation of both production and transportation.

“Industry has a major role to play in meeting the challenge of climate change, by developing new technologies and new value chains for the low carbon transition,” said Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide.

“At Air Liquide, we acknowledge our responsibility and have been working for many years on combining growth and respect for the environment thanks to our innovative technologies. Nearly a third of our innovation expenses are allocated to it.

“The objective announced today – of reducing our carbon intensity by 30% - is a strong commitment. We believe that it is necessary to move toward a low carbon society. Our development in biomethane and hydrogen reflects this conviction.”

Air Liquide offers technologies such as oxy-combustion, which allows its customers to improve the energy efficiency of their industrial processes and reduce their emissions.

Through active dialogue with key players with public policymakers, industrial partners and NGOs, Air Liquide is developing biomethane for the industry and transport proposing alternative solutions for refrigerated logistics and promoting hydrogen as an alternative fuel.