Linde Raises the Bar for Hydrogen Transport Efficiency
MUNICH -- September 25, 2013
Technology company The Linde Group has developed a new storage technology that
will enable a much more efficient transport of larger amounts of hydrogen. The
new solution works at a higher pressure of 500 bar (7,250 psi) and uses new,
lighter storage materials to more than double the amount of compressed gaseous
hydrogen (CGH2) that can be transported in a single truck load. Successful
field tests with the first reference customer have confirmed the clear
benefits of the 500-bar technology over conventional 200-bar systems.
'Our 500-bar technology is another important milestone for hydrogen mobility,'
explains Dr Andreas Opfermann, Head of Clean Energy and Innovation Management
at Linde. 'It cuts the cost of transporting hydrogen to fuelling stations and
reduces the amount of space required on site to store the gas.'
Linde has opened a 500-bar fuelling station at its gases centre in Leuna, in
the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Linde developed the new 500-bar trailers in
collaboration with compressed gas storage specialist Wystrach GmbH. Each
trailer features 100 lightweight composite storage elements developed in
collaboration with xperion Energy & Environment GmbH. A single trailer can
transport over 1,100 kilograms, or 13,000 normal cubic metres, of hydrogen
gas. In addition, the trailers can now be filled and emptied in less than 60
minutes. This innovative technology reflects Linde's commitment to continually
optimising the hydrogen value chain. It gives bulk customers a cost-effective
alternative to existing cryogenic transport solutions for liquid hydrogen
From now on, Linde also plans to incorporate the new technology into its
hydrogen fuelling station concepts.
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around
62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial
year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn. The strategy of the Group is
geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its
international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts
responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society
and the environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and
locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and
products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
Under the 'Clean Technology by Linde' label, the company offers a wide range
of products and technologies that help to render renewable energy sources
financially viable, and significantly slow down the depletion of fossil
resources or reduce the level of CO2 emitted. This ranges from specialty gases
for solar module manufacturing, industrial-scale CO2 separation and
application technologies to alternative fuels and energy carriers such as
liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen.
For more information go to http://www.linde.com/cleantechnology.
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