Shell Energy Europe and Air Liquide sign renewables agreement

Shell Energy Europe Limited (SEEL) has signed a ten-year contract with Air Liquide to provide renewable electricity to power its industrial and medical gas production operations in north east Italy.

From 2023 Air Liquide will purchase 52 gigawatt hours of solar photovoltaic renewable energy a year which will be sourced from SEEL’s portfolio of solar power offtake agreements in Italy and will power the production of a large proportion of Air Liquide’s industrial and medical gases in the north east of the country. This will save nearly 24,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year – equivalent to emissions generated by around 4,000 households.

Air Liquide has existing agreements for renewable power in several geographies such as the United States, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. This new contract signed in Italy underlines Air Liquide's commitment to play a leading role in the energy transition and reduce its carbon footprint, in line with its sustainability objectives.

Shell Energy Europe is present in 14 European power markets, offtakes renewable power from wind farms and solar parks in mainland Europe and the UK, providing business customers with innovative, reliable and cleaner energy solutions and helping them navigate through the energy transition.