Air Liquide announces the acquisition of an 18.6% stake in the capital of the Canadian company Hydrogenics Corporation, leader in hydrogen production equipment by electrolysis and fuel cells. This strategic operation, which represents an investment of 20.5 million American dollars (18 million euros), allows the Group to reaffirm its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition to be one of the main players in the market. supply of carbon-free hydrogen, in particular for the industrial and mobility markets.
Convinced that hydrogen will play a key role in the energy transition, Air Liquide has been a pioneer in the development of the hydrogen sector for years. Air Liquide and Hydrogenics have also signed a technological and commercial agreement to jointly develop PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane: Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolysis technologies for the hydrogen energy markets, which are rapidly growing worldwide.