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Hydrogen energy for the aerospace industry

Reducing pollution in airports and in the air
In order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and kerosene in particular, clean and sustainable alternative energies must be found. Air Liquide is applying its hydrogen expertise to the aerospace industry and developing more environmentally friendly solutions.
  • More than 50 years
    of technical and industrial experience in the field of hydrogen

  • More than
    15 years
    of experience in hydrogen stations

  • More than
    100 stations
    deployed around the world

Hydrogen on board aircraft

Hydrogen is a clean source of energy with great potential for applications in the aerospace industry. Air Liquide is developing high-pressure storage systems for liquid and gaseous hydrogen to power fuel cells on board aircraft. Used in a fuel cell, hydrogen combines with oxygen from the air to produce electricity, with water as the only by-product. The electricity produced can be used for a variety of applications, in particular when the aircraft is grounded.

Hydrogen for airport baggage handling

Ground logistics in airports (forklift trucks, platforms and baggage handling carts) can use hydrogen energy, which reduces pollution. Captive fleets that run on hydrogen increase productivity while reducing emissions at their place of use.

The Group supplies 35 to 70 MPa hydrogen charging stations suitable for fleets of utility vehicles and the specific requirements of the aerospace industry. Integrated directly on site, they can charge vehicles in less than 5 minutes.