Paris 2024 partners with Air Liquide for use of hydrogen
Air Liquide, a French company that supplies industrial gases and services to a number of industries, has become an Official Supporter in hydrogen to support Paris 2024’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions.
The company will supply hydrogen of renewable origin to power some of the vehicles of Paris 2024’s official fleet. Several hundred hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai, the official vehicle of the Games and Paralympic Games, will be filled by Air Liquide-supplied hydrogen.
According to the organisers of Paris 2024, transport accounts for a quarter (24%) of global CO2 emissions, and the use of hydrogen can offer advantages such as great range and minimal charging times.
"To ensure that we achieve our goal of making these Games more sustainable in response to climate change, we've rethought all the major features of the Games."
Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, said: “To ensure that we achieve our goal of making these Games more sustainable in response to climate change, we’ve rethought all the major features of the Games.
“By supplying hydrogen of renewable origin for the vehicles for athletes and officials, Air Liquide will help us reduce the carbon footprint of the Games. Thanks, Air Liquide, for your commitment as an Official Supporter of Paris 2024. We’re thrilled to have you on board!”
Françoise Jackow, Chief Executive of the Air Liquide Group, added: “Air Liquide and Paris 2024 share the same ambition: implementing concrete solutions to meet the challenge of climate change. That’s what our partnership is all about. Beyond the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, this partnership will accelerate the wide-scale adoption of hydrogen to decarbonise heavy and intensive transport, including taxis. The challenge is huge, and it is only by working together that we will succeed!”