Air Products and Baker Hughes have joined forces to lower the cost of production and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen with next generation hydrogen compression technologies.

Formalising the agreement today (June 9), the duo said the partnership will see Baker Hughes provide Air Products with advanced hydrogen compression and gas turbine technology for global projects, including two major developments which are currently underway in Alberta and Saudi Arabia.

Commenting on the news, Dr. Samir Serhan, Chief Operation Officer at Air Products, said, “Air Products chose Baker Hughes for its leading-edge compression and gas turbine offerings and robust hydrogen experience.”

“This advanced technology is another key step toward achieving economically viable blue and green hydrogen and net-zero targets.”

Rod Christie, Executive Vice-President, Turbomachinery and Process Solutions at Baker Hughes, added, “Our transformative hydrogen compression and gas turbine technology lowers the overall production cost for new energy frontiers such as hydrogen and is a strategic enabler for key projects.”

“Our proven technology is helping to accelerate the hydrogen economy, and our collaboration with Air Products will be critical for a net-zero future.”

News of Air Products’ and Baker Hughes’ collaboration follows the unveiling of a multi-billion-dollar hydrogen energy complex which Air Products will execute in Alberta, Canada. The development will benefit from the Air Products, Baker Hughes collaboration.

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