Air Liquide and Siemens Energy have announced to indulge in a partnership with a motive to merge their expertise in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis technology for Hydrogen production. The activities under this collaboration will include laying the foundation for mega production of electrolysers in Europe, co-creation of large-scale hydrogen projects along with combined research and development work to establish new generation Hydrogen manufacturing technology.
Since Hydrogen is being considered the fuel of the future, European Union is keen to make progress regarding its vision of a carbon free economy. In an attempt to cater to the expected demand at a relatively lower cost, the two companies have come together to work for the generation of sustainable Hydrogen via mega PEM electrolysers. The two companies are seeking project funding under IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest) and EU’S Green Deal. These two schemes are primarily funded by the French and German governments.
A large-scale project that comes along with the collaboration of these two companies is the Air-Liquide-H2V Normandy Project having a capacity of 200 MV in France, it is considered as one of the much-awaited project for the development of Hydrogen with green technology in the European Union. As per ChemAnalyst, “the partnership will enable Air Liquide and Siemens to strengthen their brand values and speed up the process of the development of a sustainable green economy in Europe.