ENGIE and ArianeGroup have just announced the signing of a cooperation agreement in the field of renewable liquid hydrogen to speed up the decarbonisation of heavy-duty and long-distance transportation. Renewable liquid hydrogen is a zero-emissions alternative to fossil fuels and an answer to the specific storage and endurance requirements of sectors such as maritime and rail transport and aviation.
ENGIE and ArianeGroup will therefore leverage their expertise and cutting-edge technologies in hydrogen to
develop and test optimised liquefaction technology with the development of a hydrogen liquefier at ArianeGroup’s industrial facility in Vernon in France
then develop a range of products and services on the liquid hydrogen line, primarily for maritime and inland waterway applications
For more than forty years, ArianeGroup has been developing expertise in liquid hydrogen-based propulsion systems and related ground facilities. It employs over a thousand staff in France and Germany who work daily on hydrogen technologies. ArianeGroup also operates Europe’s largest hydrogen test centre at its facility in Vernon, France.