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2014 Innovation March: Air Liquide provides SAIC with hydrogen solutions for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

  • China
  • Hydrogen

On September 3, 2014, Air Liquide took part in the launch of "2014 Innovation March" , a roadshow in China sponsored by SAIC Motor Corp. featuring new energy vehicles, as the exclusive partner for hydrogen solutions.

The two-month long roadshow kicks off in Shanghai and will stop in 10 cities around China to promote new energy vehicles. Key activities along the way will include driving demonstrations and test drives in Shanghai, Dalian, Beijing, Foshan, and Kunming, to inform the public about new energy vehicles. The roadshow will officially conclude in mid-November at the 12th edition Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Chengdu.

During the tour, Air Liquide will be the event' s exclusive innovative solution provider for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, operating a standard mobile hydrogen filling station to supply and distribute hydrogen alongside the roadshow.

Hydrogen energy is a fast-growing sector, in which Air Liquide masters the entire industrial chain, from production and storage, to distribution to the end user. The company is a pioneer in this industry and has always actively promoted the use of hydrogen as a clean energy source. In the last decade, Air Liquide has built more than 60 hydrogen filling stations worldwide. Air Liquide stations have the capacity to refuel vehicles with gaseous hydrogen in less than 5 minutes.

In addition, the company is dedicated to acting responsibly in accordance with its Blue Hydrogen initiative -by 2020, at least 50 % of its hydrogen will be produced through carbon-free processes.