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English Español Air Liquide, Sinopec sign an MoU to push hydrogen mobility in China

The deal represents a major step forward for the hydrogen mobility industry as it taps into the world’s largest automotive market.

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Air Liquide and Sinopec (China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.) have signed, in Beijing, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, a MoU to contribute to the acceleration of the deployment of hydrogen mobility solutions in China.

The chairmen of Air Liquide and Sinopec agree to study the development of hydrogen mobility network and the enhancement of the regulatory framework intrinsic to the development of hydrogen energy in China, home to the world’s largest mobility market.

“We are delighted to strengthen our long term partnership with Sinopec in order to accelerate the rollout of concrete solutions for the development of hydrogen energy infrastructure in China,” said Benoît Potier, Air Liquide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Under the agreement, Air Liquide will provide Sinopec with its hydrogen supply chain expertise, from production and storage to distribution, so as to provide competitive hydrogen supply solutions to the Chinese clean mobility markets.

A member of the Hydrogen Council since September 2018, Sinopec adheres to its vision that hydrogen is key to foster the energy transition. In view of the rapid development of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell industry in China, Air Liquide and Sinopec are aligned on the need to develop a hydrogen energy infrastructure network.

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