The California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) has announced that Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, has joined it as an associate member.

CaFCP is a public-private collaboration of organizations, including auto manufacturers, energy providers, fuel cell technology companies and government agencies working together to promote the commercialisation of fuel cell vehicles.

Hydrogen and fuel cell vehicle technology are a central part of a long-term strategy for air quality, climate protection and energy diversity.

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.

He added, “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.”

Catherine Dunwoody, Executive Director of CaFCP also commented on Linde’s involvement, “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. Linde’s expertise building refueling stations around the world will translate nicely into building customer-friendly stations in California.”