Air Liquide builds hydrogen liquefaction pilot in Belgium


Belgium – Air Liquide is poised to redefine the landscape of hydrogen liquefaction with its ECOLHYGE project.

This ambitious endeavor, supported by the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME), marks a significant leap towards realizing the full potential of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier.

The cornerstone of the ECOLHYGE project is the development of an innovative heat exchanger technology capable of liquefying hydrogen on an unprecedented scale. By leveraging this cutting-edge solution, Air Liquide aims to establish a pilot installation of liquid hydrogen at its site in Mons in Belgium.

Hydrogen liquefaction

One of the most significant benefits of hydrogen liquefaction is its potential to facilitate long-distance transportation and storage of hydrogen, overcoming the inherent challenges associated with gaseous hydrogen distribution. This breakthrough could catalyze the widespread adoption of hydrogen as a mainstream energy carrier, driving the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy.

Moreover, the ECOLHYGE project aligns seamlessly with national and global initiatives aimed at decarbonizing key sectors and mitigating the impacts of climate change. By fostering collaboration between industry stakeholders and governmental agencies, Air Liquide is spearheading a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable and resilient energy ecosystem.

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