Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have entered into a partnership to merge their expertise in electrolysis technology, known as Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM).
Siemens Energy and Air Liquide plan to concentrate their activities on co-creation of major industrial hydrogen projects in partnership with customers. But also laying the groundwork for the mass production of electrolyzers in Europe, especially in Germany and France. Furthermore both parties establish R&D activities to co-develop future generation electrolyzer technologies.
The European Union’s CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals will be guided by hydrogen. It is necessary to accelerate the generation of sustainable manufactured hydrogen using large-scale PEM electrolyzers to satisfy increasingly rising demand and to lower costs.
Siemens Energy and Air Liquide are jointly applying for the financing of large projects under the hydrogen program of the EU’s Green Deal and Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) sponsored by the French and German Governments.
In order to start these initiatives quickly, IPCEI financing is needed to follow the demanding timetable provided by the European Green New Deal, the EU Hydrogen Strategy and the French and German National Hydrogen Strategies.
This collaboration will enhance Siemens Energy and Air Liquide’s core capabilities to allow a renewable hydrogen economy to emerge in Europe as well as to establish a European ecosystem with other partners. In France, Germany and other European countries the collaborators have already established possibilities for collaboration on major renewable hydrogen projects.
Air Liquide-H2V Normandy, one of the European hydrogen development projects with a total capacity of 200 MW in France, is one of these possibilities.