In the aim to ready California for the next generation of fuel cell electric vehicles, Linde is outfitting the newest retail hydrogen fuelling stations with its highly efficient Cryo Pump 3.0/90, which can store a large amount of condensed gas.

“Our hydrogen fuelling solutions are highly efficient, meet the highest safety standards and deliver the lowest total cost of ownerships per kilogram of hydrogen,” said Werner Ponikwar, Head of Hydrogen Mobility Solutions at Linde.

“We are proud to contribute our long-lasting experience and prove, together with True Zero as a strong partner, that hydrogen is the way forward,” Ponikwar continued.

True Zero, the retail brand of FirstElement Fuel Inc., currently operates 19 fully retail hydrogen stations throughout California, dedicated to serving light duty fuel cell vehicles.

The Cryo Pump 3.0/90 will be a key addition to the True Zero fuelling stations providing several benefits including lower operating costs and a smaller carbon footprint.

“This is a major leap forward in scaling up the adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles and improving our planet,” said Joel Ewanick, CEO of True Zero.

True Zero is the only company worldwide fully dedicated to providing retail hydrogen to customers of fuel cell electric vehicles and operates roughly half of all current retail hydrogen stations through California, and is currently developing 12 more.

Together, True Zero and Linde are strong partners in hydrogen mobility with more than 150 hydrogen refuelling stations engineered worldwide.

“Linde’s technology provides a significant increase of refuelling station capacity, and with that we see a path retailing hydrogen fuel at cost parity with gasoline. This next generation True Zero station will ultimately enhance the customer experience as people refuel with clean hydrogen,” stated Ewanick.