Air Liquide signed in Berlin a Letter of intent with the Federal Minister Dr. Peter Ramsauer and representatives of other companies.
The German Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development and several industrial companies signed today a joint Letter of Intent to expand the network of hydrogen filling stations in Germany.
By 2015, Germany will have a supply network of at least 50 public filling stations.
Air Liquide will design and build 10 of those hydrogen filling stations: 3 in North Rhine-Westphalia, 2 each in Hesse, 2 in Saxony and Southern Germany and 1 in Lower Saxony.
Today, 59 hydrogen filling stations have been designed and delivered by Air Liquide in the world. Air Liquide Germany has been very active in deploying hydrogen energy projects: four hydrogen filling stations have already been commissioned throughout the country.
Used in the fuel cell, hydrogen combines with oxygen from air to produce electricity, with water as the only by-product. Hydrogen can be produced from a various range of energy sources, natural gas, in particular, but also renewable energy sources.
Hydrogen thus has great potential to provide clean energy and ensure reliability of supplies. Air Liquide is present across the entire hydrogen energy chain (production, distribution, high-pressure storage, fuel cells and hydrogen filling stations).