Linde Joins California Fuel Cell Partnership

The California Fuel Cell Partnership announced that Linde North America has joined CaFCP as an associate member.

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, one of the world’s largest hydrogen producers and suppliers. As a member of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, Linde brings years of experience designing hydrogen delivery systems, including developing ground-breaking technology that provides safe, fast and efficient ways to fuel hydrogen vehicles.

Mike McGowan, head of hydrogen solutions for Linde North America, says the CaFCP’s efforts are contributing to a greener world and cleaner environment. “Linde has long admired the California Fuel Cell Partnership’s tremendous work and is pleased to become a member. California’s leadership in deploying hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is due largely to the CaFCP’s efforts. As the CaFCP continues its mission to go beyond demonstrations to achieve commercial deployments, Linde is excited to help make driving and refueling hydrogen cars practical for California residents.”

“As hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are nearing commercial market entry, it’s crucial that the first customers find fueling to be convenient, fast and easy,” said Catherine Dunwoody, Executive Director of CaFCP. “Linde’s expertise building refueling stations around the world will translate nicely into building customer-friendly stations in California.”

Mike Beckman, head of Linde’s Western region, said he’s excited about supporting the CaFCP’s efforts to make a difference in the state. “Linde’s strong local presence, combined with our global expertise in hydrogen, will complement the fantastic work the partnership has been doing in California.”

The Linde Group

As one of the earliest entrants into the hydrogen energy arena, Linde is a leader in the safe production, storage and distribution of hydrogen. Linde is the world’s only company with the in-house technology to fuel gaseous or liquid hydrogen regardless of the mode of on-board storage.

Linde has equipped over 70 hydrogen fueling stations in 15 countries, supplying hydrogen for projects large and small. Amounts supplied range from a few hundred cubic feet of compressed hydrogen in cylinders to thousands of tons of liquid and gaseous hydrogen delivered by tank truck or pipeline.

The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 52,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In the 2008 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.7 billion (USD 15.9 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based 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. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

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