Through a joint venture, the two groups will develop a refuelling infrastructure for hydrogen trucks. An optimistic sign for the industry.
Although these trucks are just coming into the market – as demonstrators and in the form of retrofits – the energy companies are taking up the issue of stations. Air Liquide and TotalEnergies have announced their objective of deploying more than 100 hydrogen stations on major European roads – in France, Benelux and Germany – in the next few years. These stations, which will be operated under the TotalEnergies brand, will be located in particular on major strategic corridors.
The joint venture, which will be jointly managed by the two partners, will ensure the investment, building and operating of these stations, as well as supply hydrogen to the market and sell it to transport customers.
Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King