Linde North America is participating at the San Francisco International Auto Show over the next six days, in an attempt to demonstrate the many advantages of green fuelling options such as hydrogen.

Technology from Linde North America, among others, is reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and making a cleaner environment happen. It is these technology developments that the company will be displaying at the event, from 26th November to 2nd December.

Held at the Moscone Center, Linde’s presence is courtesy of AAA Northern California and its technology will be featured in the AAA Greenlight Showcase, which is displaying new, environmentally friendly automotive technologies.

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, one of the world’s largest hydrogen energy producers and a leader in developing alternative fuel technologies.

“Filling up the tank in California has gotten cleaner and greener in recent months,” said Mike Beckman, Vice President of Alternative Energy for Linde.

“Linde believes alternative energy technologies such as hydrogen and biogas will clean our environment, boost energy diversity, and spur economic growth. But we need to make it easy for average citizens to take advantage of these alternative fuels,” he added.

Show attendees will be able to see more information on current projects, view a hydrogen dispenser, and get details on how other alternative energy technologies from Linde are benefitting state residents by visiting AAA’s booth #1083.

Residents of 20 communities are now getting their trash and recyclables collected by trucks running on clean, renewable natural gas. The fuel is produced at a plant Linde built in Livermore, in partnership with Waste Management, to capture energy from decomposing garbage at their Altamont landfill.

In addition, at San Francisco International Airport, Linde is building a hydrogen fuelling station that will begin operating (in 2010) to fuel a fleet of SFO’s shuttle buses as well as fuel cell vehicles.