A NEW MEMBRANE IN BECANCOUR QC FOR A LOW-CARBON FUTURE

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A NEW MEMBRANE IN BECANCOUR QC FOR A LOW-CARBON FUTURE

 

Air Liquide has completed the construction of the world’s largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyser. Supplied with renewable energy, this unit is now producing up to 8.2 tonnes per day of low-carbon hydrogen in Bécancour, Québec. With this large-scale investment, the Group confirms its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition to be a major player in the supply of low-carbon hydrogen.

The new 20 MW PEM electrolyser, equipped with Cummins technology, is the largest operating unit of its kind in the world and will help meet the growing demand for low-carbon hydrogen in North America. Compared to the traditional hydrogen production process, this new production unit will avoid the emission of around 27,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to the emissions of 10,000 cars per year.

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