Air Liquide and CEA strengthen partnership


After jointly conducting a number of projects in recent years on energy transition, Air Liquide and French government-funded technological research organisation CEA have strengthened their partnership with a new five-year strategic agreement.

The agreement extends the work already being jointly carried out to three new areas: advanced materials and manufacturing for the plants of the future; digital technologies for the processing of mega data; and connected objects for continuous improvements in operations and services for customers and patients.

Air Liquide and the CEA are already working together on the emergence of new energy sectors, with a pilot production unit for second generation biofuels in Bure-Saudron (France), as well as on hydrogen energy, as part of the ‘Battery autonomy and power’ plan, which is one of the French government’s 34 industrial plans.

The aim of this new strategic partnership is to accelerate the process of industrialising new technologies, and to deploy new uses in the production or application of gases for industry and health. Leveraging the synergies of the two partners’ acquired skills and expertise, the projects conducted will also seek to combine and strengthen the innovation ecosystems of each one – comprised in particular of French SMEs and innovative start-ups.

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