Air Liquide’s Turbo-Brayton cryogenic equipment, which serves the maritime transport industry, has experienced strong sales growth with approximately 50 units being sold over the last two years, equating to a value of almost €180m.
The technology developed by the French industrial gas giant and based on the Turbo-Brayton principle, reliquefies LNG boil-off vessels transporting that product, thereby significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions during transport.
Looking at the 50 Turbo-Brayton cryogenic units sold, customers have the potential to avoid more than 240,000 tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions per year.
“This commercial success illustrates the group’s capacity to support its customers by developing efficient solutions that help them lower the environmental impact of their activities,” said Emilie Mouren-Renouard, Member of Air Liquide’s Executive Committee in charge of Innovation, Digital & IT, Intellectual Property and the Global Markets & Technologies WBU.
“Air Liquide has long been innovating for a low-carbon society. Our climate objects are now the most ambitious in our sector and these new technologies, which are acclaimed by our customers, contribute to reducing CO2emissions.”
The Air Liquide cryogenic technology was originally used in the space industry to cryogenically preserve biological sample on the International Space Station (ISS), before being adapted to serve the maritime transport industry.
Read more like this – subscribe today
Enjoyed this story? Subscribe to gasworld today and take advantage of even more great insights and exclusives in industrial gases.
Visit www.gasworld.com/subscribe to access all content and choose the right subscription for you.