There are times when ground-breaking moments call for an actual… ground breaking.

The construction started on the very first public hydrogen station in Belgium, to be operated by Air Liquide. Joining Ms Annemie Turtelboom,Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government, Flemish Minister for Budget, Finance and Energy, Mr Masahisa Nagata,Toyota Motor Europe Executive Vice-President, Mr Diederick Luijten,Air Liquide Benelux Industries Director for Industrial Merchant, and Mr Bert De Colvenaer,Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen-Joint Undertaking, dug a shovel in the ground to kick off the construction of the hydrogen station.

The hydrogen station will be open to the public by mid-2016, and will be built, maintained and operated by Air Liquide on Toyota land adjacent to the R&D Technical and Training Centres of Toyota Motor Europe (TME) in Zaventem.

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