2020 Integrated Report

Innovate to fuel our growth

Launching a Green Hydrogen Platform

AgRHO® S Boost (pictured)

AgRHO® S Boost is a macromolecule extracted from guar, a legume, which improves the plant's absorption of water and nutrients, boosts germination and ultimately increases yield.

In 2020, we launched a Green Hydrogen Platform that will bring together all the innovative material and chemical solutions the Group has to offer to advance the emerging hydrogen economy. Our ambition is to be a leading materials solutions provider for the emerging needs of the hydrogen economy, meeting a global market opportunity.

  • At the heart of the platform is Solvay’s ion-conducting polymer membrane technology under the brand name Aquivion®, which is a key enabler for the proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser and fuel cell markets, and is crucial for their performance and durability. Our technology has demonstrated its value proposition with customers and we have multiple qualifications underway with sizable sales potential in the next few years.
  • Solvay is increasing its resources dedicated to bringing Aquivion® and other hydrogen solutions to market, such as other specialty polymers for various fuel cell components or composites for hydrogen pressure vessels.
  • We are increasing our production capacity to accompany the ramp-up plans by some of our key customers.
  • With support from European and national funding sources, we are stepping up our research and innovation with the goal of accelerating mass market adoption of our membrane solutions.

Global adressable market Green hydrogen


Solvay's Aquivion® technology (picture)

Solvay’s Aquivion® technology is key for electrical storage and conversion devices such as fuel cells.