Air Liquide will build a new plant that produces renewable liquid hydrogen in Las Vegas, Nevada, to serve the western US mobility market.

Hydrogen will be produced in part from renewable natural gas upgraded from biogas using Air Liquide’s advanced separation membrane technology.

Air Liquide said the large-scale project will include production of 30 tonnes of liquid hydrogen per day and represents the first step expanding hydrogen supply to the region, enabling the market in California to continue its growth to an expected 200 stations by 2025.

The French industrial gas giant made the announcement yesterday in celebration of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day – a day raising awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies that contribute to the US energy transition.