Air Liquide’s hydrogen station is “dressed” and ready for the Paris Olympics

Air Liquide’s hydrogen station is “dressed” and ready for the Paris Olympics

April 5, 2024 0 By Erin Kilgore

The company H2 refueling station is deployed and sporting a new look.

An official supporter of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, Air Liquide has designed and installed a hydrogen station for the event. It is located in the heart of the city at Place de l’Alma, a few short steps away from the Eifel Tower.

The refueling station will supply renewable H2.

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important worldwide, and the Olympics have become a place for countries and companies to showcase clean energy and fuel. Hydrogen is one such sustainable solution included in these efforts, as seen in both the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games.

Air Liquide Hydrogen Station

Air Liquide Paris Hydrogen Station – Image Credit Air Liquide

The hydrogen station Air Liquide has designed and developed for the upcoming Games in Paris – which kick off in just over 100 days – is a vital part of this goal to organize Olympic and Paralympic Games with greater sustainability. Keeping in line with clean fuel and sustainability, Air Liquide’s hydrogen station uses hydrogen produced from renewable sources. It will be responsible for fueling Paris 2024’s official fleet. Most of this fleet includes 500 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

A hydrogen station with a purpose beyond refueling.

The hydrogen station is important for more reasons beyond supplying the official fleet. It, along with the H2 vehicles that will be used during Paris 2024, represents an incredible opportunity to speed up the development and adoption of hydrogen, according to Armelle Levieux, a member of Air Liquide’s Executive Committee overseeing Hydrogen activities.

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The Place de l’Alma station “embodies the showcase of an exceptional network” and will “leave its mark as a lasting legacy,” Leviuex stated.

Is hydrogen a key solution for intensive transport?

hydrogen news ebookAir Liquide certainly thinks so. The company believes that hydrogen is a “key solution” to lowering carbon emissions and decarbonizing a variety of sectors, including industry and transport, especially for intensive transport. The reason is that hydrogen offers notable benefits for intensive use vehicles. These benefits include speedy refilling (as little as 5 minutes) and a long autonomy (a range up to 403 miles).

Transport is responsible for a quarter of the world’s carbon emission. A leader in its field, Air Liquide provides hydrogen to about 15,000 cars, 1,000 trucks and 500 buses across the globe.

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