Participating actively in promoting the widespread use of hydrogen as a clean energy, Air Liquide has chosen to lend its support to the creation of a book devoted to the energy transition, viewed from the prism of hydrogen.

Air Liquide considers the book to be a ‘vital work’ in the energy debate, particularly as the news comes just weeks before the opening of the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 (COP21) in Paris from 30th November to 11th December (2015).

Air Liquide is one of the official partners of the UN Environment Programme Conference of Parties on Climate Change.

Faced with a dual challenge – energy and environmental – the Air Liquide group has been committed for nearly 20 years to developing solutions, particularly those concerned with using alternative fuels to achieve clean transportation. Hydrogen is one of the solutions championed by the group.

Pierre Etienne Franc – Vice-President and Director of Advanced Business and Technologies for the Air Liquide group – with the collaboration of freelance journalist Pascal Matéo, structured the book in the form of an account that retraces the developments of this technology within the context of the energy transition.

The book also outlines the steps that remain to be taken before hydrogen can play its intended role in the energy revolution underway.

In the second part of the book, the author develops what he views as the importance of the collective dimension of this major technological, economic and social transformation. “The energy revolution is in the making and it will involve hydrogen!” concludes the author.