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Air Liquide's liquid hydrogen refueling truck project wins the AMI to develop an airport hydrogen industry

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In the framework of the "H2 Hub Airport" call for expressions of interest (AMI), Air Liquide's project for a high-performance hydrogen refueling truck has been selected by the jury, with the objective of developing an airport hydrogen industry.

The objective of the project selected by "H2 Hub Airport" is to develop a refueling truck whose characteristics correspond to the specificities of the future fleet of hydrogen aircraft. While waiting for the arrival of the first aircraft at the airport in 2035, the truck could be used as early as 2025 to refuel the first hydrogen stations deployed at the airport to meet the needs of the ground vehicle fleets used for the airport and the peripheral vehicle fleets: cabs, buses, etc. The project would consist of adapting liquid hydrogen truck trailers already in operation at Air Liquide for these applications.

This project was selected in the "Upstream of the value chain: production, storage, transport and distribution of hydrogen (gas and liquid) in airports" category. Launched on February 11 by the ADP Group, Air France-KLM, Airbus and the Île-de-France region with the support of Choose Paris Region, the AMI aims to explore the opportunities offered by hydrogen at Île-de-France airports and to meet the challenge of decarbonizing air transport.