Linde – a leader in hydrogen production, processing, storage and distribution – has joined a collaboration to accelerate the deployment of green hydrogen for trucking.
The company has become the seventh member to join the H2Accelerate collaboration which is made up of truck OEMs Daimler Truck, IVECO, and Volvo Group, and hydrogen infrastructure players OMV, Shell, and TotalEnergies.
Linde has built close to 200 hydrogen refuelling stations to date, including for heavy-duty vehicles. The company will work with existing H2Accelerate participants to seek funding for early pre-commercial fuel cell truck projects and engage with policymakers to encourage a policy environment which will support the scale-up of the hydrogen truck market.
From its early work with hydrogen for mobility in the 1970s Linde has continued to develop the infrastructure and technology that will enable a hydrogen-powered mobility sector. Linde is part of over twenty industry and government-sponsored organisations around the world that are focused on accelerating the transition to clean energy, with hydrogen at its core.
David Burns, VP Clean Energy Development, said: “We are committed to helping the world reach its climate targets by contributing with our knowledge, expertise and infrastructure to the development of the hydrogen economy.”
“The task ahead is large and complex. We need to work together to come up with timely solutions to tackle climate change. Trucking is one of the sectors that can substantially reduce its emissions by switching from diesel to clean hydrogen and we are very glad to be part of the H2Accelerate collaboration, to facilitate and drive that switch.”
Ben Madden, spokesperson for the H2Accelerate collaboration, said of Linde joining the group: “Linde’s knowledge and experience in developing hydrogen production and refuelling facilities adds to an already impressive set of hydrogen fuel providers within the H2Accelerate collaboration. With joint efforts from truck OEMs and hydrogen refuelling players, the H2Accelerate collaboration will allow the hydrogen trucking sector to reach mass market scale on the timelines required to achieve ambitious climate objectives. The addition of Linde’s expertise and commitment to the collaboration will increase the speed at which a European hydrogen refuelling network that is truly capable of serving end user needs can be rolled out. We are excited to be working with Linde to achieve this goal.”