Air Liquide has announced an agreement to purchase 50 megawatts (MW) of renewable wind electricity from a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, to supply a significant portion of its growing industrial gas production assets in Texas.
The wind farm is under development in Menard County, Texas, and is scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020. The wind farm will enable Air Liquide to offer low-carbon products to customers at competitive prices.
The wind-generated electricity will save Air Liquide 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the term of the agreement.
“Air Liquide is committed to providing innovative products and services to deliver sustainable solutions and contribute to CO2 emission reduction. This agreement further demonstrates our position as a leader and supplier of choice for large-scale industrial gases using renewable energy,” said Michael J. Graff, Air Liquide Executive Vice Present and Executive Committee Member.
“Aligned with our long-term strategic vision (NEOS) and our development of innovation solutions to meet global climate objectives, increasing the use of renewable energy in Air Liquide’s industrial processes is a pillar of our long-term outlook for sustainably, growth and competitive advantage as the world demands lower-carbon solutions in a growing energy market.”
Air Liquide and Sichuan Houpu Excellent Hydrogen Energy Technology, a wholly-owned affiliate of Chengdu Huaqi Houpu Holding, have today signed an agreement to cooperate for the development, the manufacturing and the commercialisation of hydrogen (H2) stations for fuel cell electric vehicles.
The Air Liquide Foundation has allocated a €100,000 ($114,000) grant to pay some of the expenses of the Grenoble Alps University Foundation’s ‘ICE MEMORY’ project which aims to create sanctuary for high-altitude glacier ice cores in Antarctica.
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