Air Liquide has completed the first phase of construction on its 25MW hydrogen electrolyser plants located in the Science Parks of Tainan and Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Part of a €200m investment announced in April 2020, the plants will produce up to 5,000 Nm3 of ultra-high purity hydrogen per hour.

Hydrogen produced by the units will serve the semiconductor market and emerging energy applications in Taiwan.

With phase one now complete, Air Liquide will continue construction of its Phase 2 to Phase 5 hydrogen electrolyser plants in Taiwan over the next two years for a total capacity of 25MW.

Once the whole project is completed and the hydrogen plants are supplied with renewable energy, over 35,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide direct emissions will be saved annually when compared to traditional hydrogen production processes.

Commenting on the project, François Abrial, Member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee supervising Asia Pacific, said, “The fight against climate change and for the energy transition will not succeed without a profound transformation of industries and consumption habits.”

“This project is one of many actions we are taking to foster a more sustainable industrial environment. We support our Industrial and Electronics customers by developing solutions that help reduce the CO2 footprint in their manufacturing processes.”