Air Liquide inaugurated today the first hydrogen station installed in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, in partnership with Al-Futtaim Motors the exclusive distributor of Toyota in the country. This station was designed and installed by Air Liquide to support the deployment of zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the UAE, notably Toyota Mirai hydrogen vehicles.
The station comprises cutting-edge technologies which have been tailored to suit the specific climate conditions of the region. This initiative is fully aligned with the UAE Vision 2021 aiming at lowering CO2 emissions, and promoting cleaner and sustainable mobility in the Emirates.
Hydrogen is an alternative to fossil fuels in addressing the clean transportation challenge while improving air quality. Used within a fuel cell, hydrogen combines with oxygen from the air to produce electricity and water as the only byproduct. This first hydrogen station in Dubai, like the nearly 100 stations designed and delivered by Air Liquide around the world, allow hydrogen-powered electric vehicles to recharge in less than five minutes with a driving range of around 500 kilometers, thereby providing a typical vehicle fueling experience.
Air Liquide masters the entire hydrogen supply chain, from production to storage to distribution; and to the development of applications for end users thus contributing to spread out the use of hydrogen as a clean energy source, for mobility in particular. Air Liquide is a founding member of the Hydrogen Council, a global initiative aimed at positioning hydrogen among the key solutions for the energy transition.