H2 update: Air Liquide

The European Commission is providing€ 67.6 million in funding for Air Liquide's Horizon Hydrogen Energy (H2E) Innovation Program. The 7-year overall programme aims at building sustainable and competitive hydrogen-energy solutions and will require almost € 200 million in total funding. A particular research focus will be the development of innovative technologies for hydrogen production using renewable energy, hydrogen storage and industrialization of fuel cells. H2E will also contribute to the setting up of a suitable regulatory framework, and will familiarize the wider public with this new, clean energy vector. Air Liquide intends to be ready for the emergence of hydrogen in transport by 2015.