Air Liquide and TotalEnergies recently launched TEAL Mobility, an equally owned joint venture that’s intended to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen fuel for heavy-duty trucks in Europe through a network of 100 stations in major corridors.
TEAL (TotalEnergies plus Air Liquide) plans to develop the hydrogen stations over the next decade, the company said, thereby creating the largest transnational European distribution network under the TotalEnergies brand. TEAL will operate approximately 20 stations in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany starting this year.
“TEAL Mobility provides a solution for transport and logistics operators committed to reducing their CO2 emissions,” the company stated in a news release. “Hydrogen is particularly well-suited to long-distance road transport, as it enables rapid refueling (about 15 minutes) and a long range (around 800 km, or 497 miles) while preserving vehicle loading capacity.
The joint venture combines the expertise of its founders: Technologies and mastery of the entire hydrogen value chain on the one hand, and the operation and management of station networks and the distribution of energy to business-to-business customers on the other.
TEAL will market hydrogen to transportation customers through a network of stations that the joint venture develops, operates, and supplies.