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Air Liquide Celebrates Completion of New  Hydrogen Fueling Stations in California and U.S. Northeast

Air Liquide, world leader in gases, technologies, and services for Industry and Health, has completed  another phase of an ambitious project to install a network of hydrogen fueling stations in the state  of California and throughout the Northeast states, in the USA. This milestone coincides with  National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, which raises awareness for clean energy solutions that are  available now.

Air  Liquide  brings  state-of-the-art  hydrogen  fueling  throughout  the  Northeast,  in  ​Hempstead,  NY​;  Providence, RI​; ​Mansfield, MA and ​Hartford, CT​. In 2014, Air Liquide had announced plans to develop and  supply  a fully-integrated  hydrogen  fueling  infrastructure in the Northeast U.S. consisting of one  filling and distribution center and twelve fueling stations.

Air Liquide collaborated with Toyota on the project, to support the automaker’s market launch of new hydrogen  Fuel  Cell  Electric  Vehicles  in  the  coming  years,  beginning  with  the  new  Toyota  Mirai:  a  mid-size hydrogen fuel-cell car that is one of the first to go on sale to the general public.

Meanwhile, with the new hydrogen fueling stations in ​Palo Alto ​and ​Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), ​California, Air Liquide builds upon a number of stations already in place throughout the state, continuing  the company’s  efforts  toward  strengthening  the  fueling  infrastructure  for  hydrogen  vehicles. 

Hydrogen offers a number of benefits for clean transportation. Used in a fuel cell, it combines with the oxygen  in  the  air  to  produce  electricity,  with  water  as  the  only  byproduct.  It does not generate any  pollution at its point of use: zero greenhouse gases, zero particles and zero noise. Hydrogen brings a concrete response to the challenges of sustainable mobility and local pollution in urban areas. It takes less  than  five  minutes  to recharge hydrogen-powered ​electric ​vehicles ​for ​a ​driving ​range ​of ​around  600 ​kilometers.

Ole Hoefelmann​, Vice President, Hydrogen Energy, Americas at Air Liquide, said: ​“What better way to celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day than to unveil new fueling stations, bringing the choice of cleaner  transportation  to  drivers  throughout  the  Northeast  and  California.  We  believe  in  a  convenient, sustainable future of mobility, and this is an important step toward realizing that goal.”

Air Liquide’s commitment to hydrogen energy:
In  the  past  50 years, Air Liquide has developed unique expertise enabling it to master the entire hydrogen supply chain,  from  production  and  storage  to distribution and the development of applications for end users, thus contributing to the widespread use of hydrogen as a clean energy source, for mobility in particular. Air Liquide has designed and installed 100 stations around the world to date.

CONTACTS:
Air Liquide Corporate Communications  
Lisa Adams 
+713 499 6146

Air Liquide GM&T Communications  
Cassandra Mauel 
+713 402 2153