Product category: Gas equipment and supply systems
Gasification at a glance
Coal gasification is the process to chemically transform coal into syngas instead of burning the fossil fuel. The syngas in then transformed into value-added products like fuels, chemical products or synthetic natural gas. Air Liquide ensures the supply of oxygen in large quantities to meet the needs of its customers.
Gasification uses coal chemistry to create value from this raw material above and beyond its use as an energy resource. Coal is widely available and affordable around the globe, especially in emerging countries. As such, it is a pillar resource, supporting economic and social development both as a primary energy vector and a raw material.
Product category: Industrial gases, Gas equipment and supply systems
Creating efficiency in Oil & Gas production
Air Liquide is a long-term partner that values operational excellence and recognizes the importance of delivering the reliability demanded by the oil and gas industry at every step in the value chain. Likewise, our integrated capabilities contribute to the success of our customers at all stages of oil and gas production, from exploration to refining.
Our robust gas solutions help customers increase recovery rates of existing fossil fuel reserves, explore unconventional sources of energy, process their products safely and produce cleaner fuels.
Product category: Combustion technology for oxy-fired systems
Oxy-combustion at a glance
Combustion results from the reaction of oxygen and combustible molecules like fuel or natural gases. Air is commonly used in most industrial processes as the oxidizing agent.
Oxy-combustion is based on the enrichment of air with pure oxygen to reduce fuel consumption, a decrease that is even more significant if nitrogen of the air is eliminated completely. Oxy-combustion also reduces carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, which are harmful to both humans and the environment.
There are three major ways to enrich air with oxygen and generate optimum heat transfers to the molten product in a furnace:
Oxygen is added to air before injection into the furnace Oxygen is injected directly into the furnace using lances Oxy-fuel burners are used for distribution and injection of pure oxygen and fuel
Air Liquides ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The companys customer- centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.
Air Liquides revenue amounted to €20.3 billion in 2017 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.