Powering Sustainable Mobility for Generations to Come

Bus / Public Transport

Bus HRS, RVK (Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH), Cologne, Germany
RVK Köln, Cologne, Germany

Solution: 2 Twin IC 90/60 compressors (approx. 2,000 kg/day)

Fueling performance: 20 busses (350 bar) per day; 10 buses back-to-back

Special features: Indoor refueling, 100% redundancy

Linde Hydrogen refueling technologies
First Bus Aberdeen, UK

Solution: 1 Twin IC 90/60 compressor (approx. 1,000 kg/day)

Fueling performance: up to 15 buses (350 bar) evening time, several garbage trucks and passenger cars (both 700 bar) during the day

Special features: With 99,5% availability Europe’s most reliable HRS (HyTransit Report 2019); on-site electrolysis

ESWE, Wiesbaden, Germany

Solution: 1 Twin IC 50/60 compressor (approx. 1,000 kg/day)

Fueling performance: Up to 10 busses (350 bar) in eight hours

Special features: Green hydrogen supplied by Linde from Energiepark Mainz

Linde has successfully built more than 15 hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) for buses worldwide. Thanks to our new modularization concept, our solutions can be efficiently scaled up and out to keep pace with rising demand. Highlights include the highest levels of reliability and availability, great performance, optimized TCO and benchmark safety – at all times. Thanks to our technology, hydrogen-based bus depots already support economically viable back-to-base business cases. Our IC 50-P compressor, for example, enables infrastructure costs of just €1 / kg of H2 dispensed based on a utilization level of 80% (excluding the cost of the gas).

Looking beyond the cost benefits, hydrogen-powered buses offer a host of additional advantages over battery electric buses, including range, speed of fueling, elimination of heavy batteries and resulting increasing in passenger seating, and more stable performance in fluctuating temperatures.

Trucks / Logistics 

EMS / Hyundai, Jeonju, Korea
EMS / Hyundai, Jeonju, Korea

Solution: 1 Twin IC 90/60 compressor (approx. 1,000 kg/day)

Fueling performance: Up to 12 trucks or city buses (350 bar) during the day; up to 12 passenger cars (700 bar) can be refueled back-to-back

Special features: First station for truck refueling, scalable concept

MPREIS, Völs, Austria
MPREIS, Völs, Austria

Solution: 1 Twin IC 90/60 compressor (approx. 1,000 kg/day)

Fueling performance: 12 trucks with 30 kg (350 bar) back-to-back in three hours; corresponding to 10 minutes per truck

Special features: First HRS with new CEP fueling protocol (A-Map with B-Map as fallback)

We are paving the way for efficient and more sustainable truck refueling with our high-capacity refueling technologies, supporting both gaseous (GH2) and liquid (LH2) refueling modes. Together with our partners, we are delivering groundbreaking milestones for standardized fueling protocols and already working on the next generation of hydrogen refueling technologies for heavy-duty vehicles powered by fuel cells. In collaboration with Daimler Truck AG, one of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles, we are developing a liquid-to-liquid fueling technology based on subcooled liquid hydrogen (sLH2) for higher on-board capacity, greater range, faster refueling and superior energy efficiency. The first demo station showcasing this game-changing technology is set to open its doors in 2023.

Public Network Stations

Public, FirstElement
FirstElement Fuels, Fountain Valley, USA

Solution: 1 CP 90/100 pump (LH2 supply approx. 2,000 kg/day)

Fueling performance: Up to 20 passenger cars (700 bar) in one hour; four in parallel

Special features: Retrofitting of existing gas station in residential area (<40 m2 footprint incl. 800 kg LH2 storage), four fueling points for parallel fueling

EMS Hyundai
SK Group & LG Korea, Daejeon, Korea

Solution: 1 IC 90/30 compressor (LH2 supply approx. 500 kg/day)

Fueling performance: Up to 90 passenger cars (700 bar) per day, up to six back-to-back, four in parallel, refueling of 700-bar buses also possible

Special features: Refueling of both passenger cars and buses (both 700 bar)

Bus HRS, Iwatani, Japan
Iwatani Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Solution: 2 x CP 90/100 (more than 3.000 kg/day)

Fueling performance: potentially more than 50 buses (700 bar) and passenger cars (700 bar)

Special features: liquid hydrogen supply; energy efficiency of <1,6 kWh/ kg per pump

Our refueling solutions perfectly match the needs of public network station operators. Small footprints enable hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) to be easily integrated into existing gas stations. Thanks to our proven safety record and the low noise emissions of our stations, these refueling solutions can and have already been successfully deployed in densely populated residential areas. Standout features of our HRS designs include the low level of energy required to power the station. And having already built more than five such stations, we are leading the way for both 700- and 350-bar refueling, thus delivering the highest flexibility for today’s operators.

Special Applications

Daimler / Düsseldorf
Daimler, Düsseldorf, Germany

Solution: 1 IC 90/30 compressor (approx. 500 kg/day)

Fueling performance: 30 forklifts (350 bar) per day and up to 20 passenger cars (700 bar)

Special features: Dispensers can be installed at two different, separate locations on site – also indoors – bringing maximum flexibility to sites with larger forklift fleets

HRS, Alstom, Bremervörde, Germany
Alstom, Bremervörde, Germany

Solution: 3 twin IC 50/60 compressors for world’s first HRS for passenger trains

Fueling performance: 12 passenger trains (130 kg each) per day

Special features: Total amount of H2 stored on site is 4,590 kg (incl. trailers)

Hydrogen and fuel-cell technology are also gaining traction across a growing number of more specialized applications including trains and forklift trucks. Here too, customers are benefitting from our best-in-class engineering skills for high-capacity, high-complexity refueling solutions. Building on our wider H2 value chain, we deliver HRS solutions that are a perfect match for all sorts of special and new applications. What’s next in the pipeline you might be wondering? Marine and aviation.

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