After the construction of hydrogen charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany and France, Air Liquide awarded Mourik n.v. the scoop for the execution of the civil works (including sewerage and the construction of the road network) for the first public hydrogen station in Belgium.
The station, for which Sweco Belgium carried out the engineering, was built on a site made available by Toyota Motor Europe. It makes it possible to connect Belgium to the European hydrogen network. This means the start of hydrogen as a clean energy source in Belgium.
The hydrogen is produced by electrolysis, a process without CO2 emissions. This fits well with the Blue Hydrogen development strategy of Air Liquide. Between 30 and 40 runs per day can be performed in less than five minutes, which means an average of 500 driven kilometres.
As a pioneer in the hydrogen energy sector, Air Liquide actively contributes to the development of the hydrogen chain and helps the company meet the challenge of the energy transition. This commitment is clearly demonstrated by the roll-out of hydrogen charging stations, both for vehicles and for forklifts and other means of transport.