France-based Air Liquide, a 65,000-employee company that sells gases to industrial and medical customers worldwide, will build with $150 million the “first world-scale liquid hydrogen” plant in the United States to help efforts to replace gasoline with a cleaner fuel. The plant to be built “in the western U.S.” will have enough capacity to power “35,000 fuel cell electric vehicles” and construction will begin in early 2019, the company said. Air Liquide also signed an agreement with FirstElement Fuel, which specializes in retail hydrogen infrastructure in the United States, to supply hydrogen to its liquid hydrogen fueling stations in California. It will eventually power 40,000 fuel cell vehicles “expected to be […]