Air Liquide (AL) and Faurecia recently announcd the signature of a joint development agreement to design and produce on-board liquid hydrogen (LH2) storage systems for the automotive industry.
Particularly well-suited for long-haul applications, LH2 storage for fuel cell vehicles has a key role to accelerate the transition toward carbon neutrality. With this technology, the amount of H2 stored is double that of gaseous H2.
As a consequence, heavy duty trucks operating on LH2 have twice the autonomy of those operating on gaseous H2, and benefit from a short refueling time and optimized payload.
On one side, AL will bring its expertise across the entire LH2 value chain, including extreme cryogenics, storage technology, refueling interface and infrastructure know-how. On the other side, Faurecia will bring its architecture and systems integration expertise, skill in automotive testing and simulation etc.