Air Liquide is entering the final day of its participation in the World Future Energy Summit, an international conference on new energies, where the group has been presenting its recent technological innovations to reduce CO2 emissions.

The event enters its final day today, having been held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi, from January 19th to 21st 2009 and bringing together over 15,000 participants, including a large amount of decision-makers.

Air Liquide, involved in the development of clean and sustainable solutions, is exhibiting its technological solutions for reducing the environmental impact of energy production and use, notably through the oxycombustion process.

This technique is particularly well-adapted to the reduction of emissions that come from electricity production by thermal power plants that use coal, and makes it possible to capture and store CO2.

The group has also been presenting its latest advances in the clean alternative energy sector, such as hydrogen used with a fuel cell and photovoltaic cells, in which gases are fundamental for fabrication.

Air Liquide boasts a strong presence in the Middle East region already, with operations in Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE where the group has set up its Middle East head office. Air Liquide has invested around $300m over the 2002-2007period and will continue to do so in the coming years.