Linde will be supplying climate-neutral hydrogen for the official presentation of the new BMW Hydrogen 7 in Berlin.
With this, Linde not only underlines its hydrogen logistics competence but also its ambitions regarding sustainable hydrogen production.
The traiLH2TM, a mobile hydrogen-refuelling unit, will provide part of the fuel required during the launch. It has a 1,000-liter hydrogen dewar vessel and an independent electricity supply via an on-board fuel cell, making it ideal for flexible supply.
The rest of the cars will be refuelled at the Total filling station on Berlin's Heerstrasse. Both this filling station and three other mobile dispensers feature refuelling technology developed by Linde, as well as Linde hydrogen.
Liquid hydrogen (LH2) offers a number of advantages due to the substantially higher energy density compared to compressed gaseous hydrogen (CGH2). The higher energy density means that the energy saved during the transportation of the hydrogen from the production site to the filling station outweighs the energy required during the liquefaction process. The storage volume required is also considerably lower, giving LH2-powered vehicles like the BMW Hydrogen 7 a greater cruising range. Around 30,000 litres of hydrogen will be required over the course of the three-week event. It will be supplied by what is at present Germany's only hydrogen liquefaction plant, operated by Linde in Ingolstadt, Bavaria.
Linde guarantees the climate neutrality of the liquid hydrogen. It compensates the emissions from production with certificates from a climate protection project. The TÃV SÃD technical service group has granted Linde a quality mark for this approach.
Linde's long term strategic objective is to considerably increase the proportion of hydrogen which is generated sustainably. Linde will soon be in a position to meet the needs of all test fleets in Europe using sustainable production methods, thanks in particular to the results of biomass-to-hydrogen (BTH) projects.