Air Liquide and TotalEnergies have teamed up to launch a new hydrogen refuelling joint venture, TEAL Mobility, across Europe.
With equal ownership, TEAL Mobility aims to accelerate the development of hydrogen for heavy duty trucks by offering a network of 100 stations on major corridors during the next decade.
Around 20 stations in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany are scheduled to come on stream this year. The new company will be headed by former TotalEnergies project lead, Florentin de Loppinot.
The stations, operating under the TotalEnergies brand, will be located on major European corridors (TEN-T).
Hydrogen is particularly well-suited to long-distance road transport, as it enables rapid refuelling, in about 15 minutes, and a long range – around 800km – while preserving vehicle loading capacity.
The joint venture combines Air Liquide’s expertise across the hydrogen value chain and TotalEnergies’ operation and management of station networks and distribution of energy to B2B customers.
TEAL Mobility markets hydrogen to transportation customers through a network of stations that the joint venture develops, operates and supplies.
The joint venture’s announcement coincided with the opening of the Hyvolution 2024 trade show in Paris, which features 572 exhibitors – 44% more than last year – and is running for the next three days.
The French Environnement Agency (ADEME) has financed 35 hydrogen clusters since 2018 at a cost of €320m, which will create 100 hydrogen refuelling stations, representing more than 80MW of electrolysis capacity.
Read more on hydrogen and cryogenics in the March edition of gasworld global.