Air Liquide to build $150m liquid hydrogen production plant in western US


Air Liquide will begin building a $150m liquid hydrogen production plant in the western US early in 2019.

It will be the first world scale liquid hydrogen production unit dedicated to the hydrogen energy markets and have a capacity to produce nearly 30 tonnes of hydrogen per day, which can fuel 35,000 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).

Air Liquide has signed a long-term agreement with FirstElement Fuel Inc (FEF), a leader in retail hydrogen infrastructure in the US, to supply hydrogen to FEF’s retail liquid hydrogen fuelling stations in California.

There are 35 hydrogen fuelling stations operating in California, with 29 others to follow, according to the California Fuel Cell Partnership.

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