News has emerged from The Linde Group of the inauguration of the first Belgian hydrogen filling station today in Brussels, by Total and in the presence of the Flemish Ministry for Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade.

Linde developed the technology which allows the low-temperature liquid hydrogen to be stored next to the station, as well as the refuelling system and cites its innovative involvement in hydrogen technology as part of its responsibility for developing a hydrogen infrastructure.

“As a pioneer in hydrogen technology Linde has a particular responsibility to promote sustainable mobility based on hydrogen”, said Dr Aldo Belloni, member of the Executive Board of Linde AG.

“It is vitally important that we work in tandem with politicians, scientists and economic decision-makers in order to continue to develop and improve the infrastructures and technologies required for the use of hydrogen as a fuel.”

The Total filling station, which is situated on the Paris-bound carriageway of the E19 motorway, was built as part of the cooperation of BMW and Total.

Miguel del Marmol, Managing Director of Total Belgium, explained, “Within the framework of its commitment towards a sustainable development, the Total group has been investing for several years into research & development on hydrogen as a fuel. With this new station, Total shows that the distribution of' hydrogen can be perfectly integrated in a motorway service station.”