Air Liquide, Groupe ADP forms JV to develop hydrogen infrastructure in airports
Hydrogen Airport will be the first engineering and consulting joint venture specializing in helping airports integrate hydrogen projects within their infrastructures
On the occasion of the 10th Paris Air Forum, Air Liquide and Groupe ADP announced the creation of Hydrogen Airport, the first engineering and consulting joint venture specializing in helping airports integrate hydrogen projects within their infrastructures. The governance team is in place and the joint venture has begun commercial activities.
This joint venture was created following a study carried out jointly with Airbus in 2021 focusing on feasibility studies to facilitate the introduction of hydrogen planes in approximately 30 airports around the world. This partnership reflects the groups’ shared ambition to start preparing for the rollout of carbon-free aviation worldwide.
The range of services provided covers all the challenges of integrating hydrogen energy:
- The estimation of the volumes required over time.
- The optimization of logistics based on the specific requirements of the airport and its location.
- Preliminary safety and carbon impact studies.
- Cost analysis and investment roadmap development.
Hydrogen Airport is targeting a global market, with initial business development efforts focused on approximately 200 international and regional airports of a given critical size located in current or future hydrogen hubs (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific).
In the framework of this joint venture, Air Liquide brings its expertise in hydrogen, which ranges from the production of renewable or low-carbon hydrogen, to liquefaction, storage, and the distribution of hydrogen for aircraft. Groupe ADP contributes its expertise in airport infrastructure and operations.
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