Hydrogen is an ideal replacement for fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas in furnaces, internal combustion engines, turbines and jet engines.
Today, environmental pressures are concentrating hydrogen research and development efforts on hydrogen as an alternative fuel to power our mobility and transportation needs. In electrified vehicles, for example, it is used to run fuel cells which convert hydrogen efficiently (back) to electricity.
The application spectrum of fuel cells is vast. They have the potential to replace conventional power generators such as combustion engines or even large batteries in cars, buses, forklift trucks (FLTs), submarines, and backup and power plants.
We are involved in numerous industry partnerships to advance automotive electrification and reduce carbon emissions.
In various cities including San Francisco and Berlin, we are delivering the fuelling infrastructure to support H2-powered public bus services.
Hydrogen-powered forklift trucks
Market-leaders such as Walmart and BMW rely on fuelling technologies from Linde to decarbonise internal logistics and materials handling services.
Hydrogen-based backup & off-grid power
We participated in several projects to evaluate the feasibility of stationary backup power supplies. For instance, we supplied hydrogen to several backup sites for broadcasting towers in Germany. And our “Hymera™” generator is the first hydrogen-based portable power device.
Hydrogen-powered submarines can remain under water much longer than conventional submarines and are much quieter. We have already supplied hydrogen fuelling stations and hydrogen gas for submarines operated by various navies.
Emissions are a key issue in ports around the world, compounded by the heavy oils burned by conventional engines. We have already supplied fuelling stations for hydrogen-powered ferry boats in Hamburg, Germany, for instance.