Hydrogen Technologies Director, Air Liquide
Born in 1972, Ecole des Mines de Nancy graduate (Master’s degree in Process Engineering). Laurent started his career in 1996 at Air Liquide Engineering where he held different hydrogen technology (PSA and SMR) related positions in the Houston and Paris areas. In 2001, he moved on to Air Liquide advanced Technologies, Grenoble, to develop Hydrogen Energy technologies (350 and 700 bar refuelling stations, on board LH2 storages, LH2 pumps) as an innovation engineer, and later on as Hydrogen Energy pole manager. He was appointed technical director of Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy in 2008. In 2016, he was appointed Hydrogen Energy Technologies Director at corporate level, focusing first on primary production and liquid supply chain, then focusing on liquid hydrogen supply chain. Laurent was appointed Air Liquide International Fellow in 2021. He holds 43 patent families, including more than 100 patents.