Linde North America has joined the Department of Energy’s H2USA, a public-private partnership to promote hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and build hydrogen fueling infrastructure across the US.
Honda, GM, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai are also members of H2USA.
Linde North America is part of the Linde Group, which has equipped more than 80 hydrogen fueling stations around the world, supplying hydrogen for projects large and small.
Earlier this year, hydrogen fueling stations using Linde fueling technology in the US passed the half-million mark in fills powering a variety of vehicles, including forklifts, cars and buses. One of the major contributors to this milestone is BMW Manufacturing at its plant in Spartanburg, SC, where the company powers its entire hydrogen fuel cell fleet of more than 280 forklift trucks to service the plant’s production and logistics functions, making it one of the largest fuel cell forklift sites in the world.
In Oakland, Calif., Linde hydrogen stations have been fueling a dozen fuel cell buses for AC Transit since 2010. AC Transit is the largest hydrogen bus fueling operation in the US.