Linde Engineering Supplies to MPREIS Europe's Most Powerful Hydrogen Refueling Station for Trucks

Pullach, Germany, 29 June 2022 – Austrian food retailer MPREIS today started up Europe's most powerful hydrogen refueling station for trucks in Völs, Austria.

Hydrogen fuelling station Berlin with Linde plc H2 trailer, Germany

It was designed and built by Linde Engineering, and it can refuel four trucks per hour, the actual refueling takes only ten minutes per truck. This is comparable to the time needed to refuel a diesel truck. In ten minutes only, 40 kilograms of hydrogen can be delivered, which is equal to approximately 400 liters of diesel fuel. The new station will supply MPREIS’ own fleet of fuel-cell trucks with green hydrogen produced on site. This hydrogen approach will contribute to decarbonizing the food retailer’s operations.

"The hydrogen refueling station sets a new gold standard for speed while maintaining the same Linde Engineering commitment to safety. Here we have implemented a number of innovations, including a new standardized refueling protocol for trucks. From our point of view, integrated generation, refueling, and distribution of hydrogen is a future-proof concept," says Alexander Unterschuetz, Senior Vice President Components at Linde Engineering.

"The conversion of our truck fleet to fuel cell vehicles, which are refueled with green hydrogen at our own filling station in Völs, is a real milestone. This will make us the first medium-sized company in Austria to start supplying our food markets co2-neutral and emission-free,“ explains MPREIS Managing Director Peter Paul Mölk.

About Linde

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion (€26 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.

The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & energy, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and mining. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

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More than 150,000 people rely on MPREIS's product and price diversity every day. The modern food retailer is represented in the Alpine region with over 277 markets. With its roots in Tyrol, the responsible family business always moves in the field of tension between tradition and innovation. This is reflected both in the product range and in the architecture of the stores. It is important to MPREIS and its more than 6,100 employees to meet the most diverse wishes of customers with regional products and international trends.

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