Linde AG: Linde raises the bar for hydrogen transport efficiency (news with additional features)

Linde AG: Linde raises the bar for hydrogen transport efficiency (news with 
additional features)

(DGAP-Media / 25.09.2013 / 09:00)

Linde raises the bar for hydrogen transport efficiency

Munich, 25 September 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 (LH2).

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.

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Media Relations                                Investor Relations
Stefan Metz                                    Dr Dominik Heger
Telephone: +49.89.35757-1320                   Telephone: +49.89.35757-1334

Nadine Bernklau                                Lisa Tilmann
Telephone: +49.89.7446-2355                    Telephone: +49.89.35757-1328

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Subtitle: 500-bar hydrogen trailer from Linde


Issuer: Linde AG
Key word(s): Energy

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