H2 filling station for forklift trucks for Ikea in France18 Mar, 2014
Air Liquide has started up the first hydrogen filling station for IKEA to supply part of its logistic platform in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon in France.
The fuel cells are produced by HyPulsion - a joint venture owned by Air Liquide's subsidiary, Axne (80%) and by Plug Power (20%) - associated with hydrogen supplied by Air Liquide filling stations. The system which is the first in Europe will supply around 20 forklift trucks run on hydrogen, their only emission is water. By replacing the forklift trucks' electric batteries, the hydrogen fuel cells provide greater flexibility and save time by refueling directly at the hydrogen station ..read more