Air Liquide joins hydrogen panel at the MIT Energy Conference
Published on April 19, 2023
Air Liquide’s VP of Hydrogen Energy for the Americas, Laura Parkan, recently joined fellow hydrogen experts from industry, academia and government for the MIT Energy Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The annual conference is a student-run event that brings together “leaders in the fields of technology, policy, industry, and finance to develop solutions for the world’s most pressing energy challenges and tackle climate change.”
As a contributor to the keynote panel “The role of hydrogen in achieving a net-zero economy”, Laura discussed hydrogen’s role in the energy transition and how industry, government and academia can work together to unlock and advance a national, and global, hydrogen economy. Along with fellow presenters Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Director, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy, Belen Linares Corell, Innovation Director, Acciona Energy, Ian Nachemson, TEchnology Solutions Leader, H2 Green Steel, and Supratim Das, Corporate Development, Electric Hydrogen, the panel highlighted the state of low-carbon and renewable hydrogen today, and the levers needed to take hydrogen into the future. The panel stressed that hydrogen is already making an impact today with projects like Air Liquide’s own PEM Electrolyzer in Becancour, Quebec. Since coming online in 2021, the largest PEM Electrolyzer currently in operation has already supplied nearly 3,000 tons of renewable hydrogen to the industrial and mobility markets in the Northeast U.S.
"The MIT Energy Conference showed that the collaborative spirit necessary to driving a robust, national hydrogen economy is strong among industry, academia and government. It was especially gratifying to see the interest in hydrogen from the university’s students, the STEM leaders who will drive hydrogen into the future. When it comes to inventing a sustainable future, Air Liquide is already making progress and by working together with different stakeholders, we can make a real difference in the future of our communities, environment and global society."
- Laura Parkan, VP, Hydrogen Energy Americas
Air Liquide’s 60 years of experience in the entire hydrogen value chain is the foundation for its commitment to hydrogen’s future. By 2035, Air Liquide plans to more than triple its hydrogen sales and invest nearly $10 billion globally in the low-carbon hydrogen value chain.
At Air Liquide, we are confident in the hydrogen market of the future because we have built the hydrogen market of today.