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Linde joins DOE's H2USA to help promote fuel cell electric vehicles and build infrastructure for hydrogen fueling across

Linde joins DOE's H2USA to help promote fuel cell electric vehicles and build
              infrastructure for hydrogen fueling across America

PR Newswire

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 14, 2014

MURRAY HILL, N.J.and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/
--Linde North America has joined the U.S. Department of Energy's newly formed
H[2]USA, a public-private partnership focused on advancing hydrogen fueling
infrastructure to support cleaner transportation energy options for U.S.
consumers.

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Linde North America, is a member of The Linde Group - one of the world's
largest hydrogen energy producers and one of the earliest entrants into the
hydrogen energy arena. The mission of H[2]USA is to promote the commercial
introduction and widespread adoption of fuel cell electrical vehicles (FCEVs)
across America through creation of a public-private collaboration to overcome
the hurdle of establishing hydrogen infrastructure.

Pat Murphy, president of Linde North America, said "Linde has long been a
leader in developing alternative fuel technologies. We believe this DOE-led
effort to create a consortium of like-minded public/private entities will
accelerate the advancement of both fuel cell vehicles and the infrastructure
required to expand their use throughout the U.S. H[2]USA's mission is
consistent with Linde's global goals for hydrogen fueled vehicles and mirrors
Linde efforts to develop efficient hydrogen fueling solutions in the US."

Linde, is a leader in the safe production, storage and distribution of
hydrogen. Linde has equipped over 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 U.S. 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, South Carolina,
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 the San Francisco Bay area, Linde hydrogen stations have been fueling a
dozen fuel cell buses for AC Transit since 2010. At AC Transit, the largest
hydrogen bus fueling operation in the U.S., Linde is showing that it is
possible to fuel fuel-cell cars and buses as fast and conveniently as with
gasoline or diesel today.

"We believe Linde is building the expertise to deliver new, economical and
sustainable energy solutions that contribute to a greener world and cleaner
environment," said Mike Beckman, vice president of Linde's U.S. hydrogen
fueling team. "We've been working with a variety of stakeholders, associations
like the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association, OEMs and government
agencies, promoting clean energy solutions. We are truly excited to join
H[2]USA to help extend these efforts nationally."

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and
engineering company with approximately 63,000 employees in more than 100
countries. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280
bn (USD 19.9 bn). The strategy of The Group is focused on long-term profitable
growth and 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 Linde Group is
committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value
and sustainable development. For more information, visit www.lindeus.com

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 CO[2] emitted. This ranges from specialty
gases for solar module manufacturing, industrial-scale CO[2] 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.

SOURCE Linde North America

Website: http://www.lindeus.com
Contact: Amy Ficon, Linde corporate communications, 908-771-1491,
amy.ficon@linde.com