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Air Liquide and Hyundai commit to accelerate deployment of H2 fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure in Korea and Europe

South Korea President Park Geun-hye visited Air Liquide’s Sassenage site, near Grenoble, France, on 4 June. On the occasion of this state visit, Air Liquide and Hyundai committed to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) in Korea and in Europe.

In Korea, in line with the national Green Car Roadmap ambitions, Air Liquide and Hyundai intend to collaborate for the deployment of hydrogen stations enabling the successful roll-out of Hyundai FCEVs.

In Europe, Air Liquide and Hyundai intend to further develop FCEV fleet projects such as taxis or municipal fleets.

In France, Air Liquide has installed the first hydrogen station in the heart of Paris at the occasion of COP21 to serve the hydrogen-powered electric vehicles of the Hype Taxi fleet, currently composed of five Hyundai ix-35 cars. The objective is to increase this Taxi fleet to 70 vehicles.

It is an honor to welcome Korean President Park Geun-hye on this Air Liquide site at the forefront of clean energy and mobility solutions. We are pleased to expand our collaboration with Hyundai, a key actor for the deployment of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. We will together move forward towards an accelerated development of Hydrogen mobility in Europe and Korea.

—Pierre-Etienne Franc, Vice-President advanced Business and Technologies, Air Liquide

Air Liquide’s Grenoble site, is focused on new energies and advanced technologies.



Interesting news for the development of more H2 stations in So-Korea and Eu.

An early thin H2 station network is a must for the arrival of more FCEVs. France, with its NPPs, is a good place to start.

With our 100% REs (hydro + wind) and cold climate, we would also be a good place but our politicians are too busy with their daily tasks and mistakes to do it.


There should be a moonshot program worldwide to advance fuel cell stack to be on par with ICE. The DOE is practically giving the new catalyst technology to lower platinum to a tenth of current densities for PEM with same performance. Just imagine if the brightest of Germany , japan, Britain and our US scientist collaborated on super-funded project to lower the price per kilowatt to bellow $100, the game changer would be extended range electric cars able to drive to San Francisco on a fill up. Add autotominous drive to the stack:a real crowd pleaser. You only need high performance ultra capacitors 20 kWh paired with a 20 kW fuel cells. 80 mi range to 500 mi via hybrid.

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