Air Liquide builds a hydrogen filling station for the Swedish furniture company IKEA to supply part of its logistic platform in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon in France. The station will supply around twenty forklift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells and offer extended run time for 8 hours. The station will supply hydrogen at a pressure of 350 bar, with refills in 3 minutes. Replacing electric batteries with fuel cells provides greater flexibility and productivity thanks to a longer operating range for users and a shorter down-time for refilling.

(Press release of Air Liquide of 30. May 2013).