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Organisation Introduction

S.E. de Carburos Metálicos, S.A. in Spain and Air Products GmbH in Germany form part of Air Products, the world’s largest hydrogen producer. Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company focused on serving energy, environmental, and emerging markets. The Company has two growth pillars driven by sustainability. Air Products’ base business provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemicals, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food. The Company also develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world’s largest industrial gas and carbon-capture projects, supplying world-scale clean hydrogen for global transportation, industrial markets, and the broader energy transition.

The Company had fiscal 2022 sales of $12.7 billion from operations in over 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $65 billion. More than 21,000 employees are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and reimagine what’s possible to address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world.


Carburos Metálicos (AP) aims to drive decarbonization of heavy transportation and industrial sectors. Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can decarbonize heavy modes of transport, like buses, trucks, and more. And those are also the objectives that ZEFES project is addressing, is for that reason that we join the consortium.

And in addition, our participation in ZEFES will allow us to work and learn together with many companies, institutions and industry players who share our concerns and objectives of decarbonization in the heavy transportation.

What in ZEFES?

Carburos Metálicos (AP) will define the requirements for the hydrogen fuel supply and charging stations for some specific corridors. Carburos will identify the best fueling locations, based on the different routes, and will provide the Hydrogen Refueling Systems (HRS) and the hydrogen for refueling the Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDV) during the specific use cases.

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“The ZEFES project helps us to continue pursuing our goal to drive decarbonization of heavy transportation and to define the needs and characteristics of the Hydrogen Refueling Systems (HRS) along the transportation route with a real demonstration across Europe.”

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