Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC is licensed to practice the patented Air Products technology incorporated in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2601 hydrogen fueling protocol following an agreement between the two companies.

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., makes hydrogen fueling technology licenses available for use around the world under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. The company, consistent with its commitment to SAE, will provide licenses to anyone seeking to use the patented technology as part of a fueling station project employing the J2601 protocol. Air Products uses its patented hydrogen fueling technology in conjunction with the J2601 protocol at its own SmartFuel stations and also at those built for other customers.