On March 15, at the French National Assembly, Air Liquide received the Land Transport of Goods Award for the HyAMMED project as part of the Hydrogénies awards. Organized with the support of ADEME and France Hydrogène, these awards encourage the development of hydrogen projects in France.
HyAMMED project (Hydrogène à Aix-Marseille pour une Mobilité Écologique et Durable), aims to initiate clean mobility in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region through the deployment of the first eight long-distance hydrogen trucks, associated with the first high-pressure hydrogen station in Europe. Supported by the European Union (Clean Hydrogen Partnership), ADEME and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, this project is the result of a strong collaboration between public and private players.
The station, located on the Air Liquide site in Fos-sur-Mer, will allow long-haul trucks to refuel with low-carbon hydrogen starting this summer, after a test phase underway. This investment illustrates Air Liquide's strategy to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen energy through large-scale projects, particularly in the heavy-duty sector. The project will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1,500 tonnes per year, the equivalent of more than two million kilometers by truck.
Air Liquide’s commitment to hydrogen
In full support of the 2015 Paris agreement, the Air Liquide commitments address the urgency of climate change and energy transition, targeting carbon neutrality by 2050. As a pioneer in hydrogen, the Group is convinced that hydrogen is a cornerstone of the energy transition. In the past 50 years, the Group has developed unique expertise enabling it to master the entire supply chain, from production and storage to distribution, contributing to the widespread use of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier for a wide range of applications such as industrial usages and clean mobility. Air Liquide is committed to reaching several goals, investing approximately 8 billion Euro in the low-carbon hydrogen full value chain by 2035, and a total of 3 GW electrolysis capacity by 2030.