As contestants of the 2016 Shell Eco-marathon prepare to rev up for the energy-focused competition which begins tomorrow in London, The Linde Group announced that it will be on hand to service fuel cell entrants with hydrogen (H2).
The Tier One player will support the event as a global partner for the sixth consecutive year, supplying H2 and technical support to the 33 teams with fuel cell-powered vehicles.
It is understood that Linde will be the sole H2 supplier for the event and will deliver ready-to-install cylinders free of charge to the fuel cell teams, as well as showcase some its own developments in zero-emissions H2 mobility as outlined by the following infographic;
Dr. Christian Bruch, a member of Linde’s Executive Board, stated, “H2 technology is a game-changing opportunity for sustainable energy and mobility solutions. From the design, construction and operation of H2 plants to the development of advanced distribution and compression technologies, Linde is a pioneer and one-stop shop for all H2-related processes.”
The German corporation and oil and gas conglomerate, Shell, have also been long-standing partners in both the Clean Energy Partnership initiative and the H2 MOBILITY joint venture – schemes mutually designed to accelerate the H2 infrastructure development across Europe.
The Shell Eco-marathon challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient vehicle, with the 2016 European leg taking place from 30th June to 3rd July at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.