Linde has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with New York-based hydrogen solutions company Plug Power.

Announced today, the partnership will see Linde demonstrate Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engine technology its Class 6 and Class 8 trucks, which are used for the delivery of products.

Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, said, “Plug Power values our long-standing relationship with Linde, and views Linde as a key strategic supplier of hydrogen fuel.”

“Both companies are vested in decarbonising hydrogen production in order to bring a true green solution to customers in line with Plug Power’s stated plans to have more than 50% of the hydrogen used be green by 2024.”

Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engines are well suited to heavy-duty vehicles and, in long-haul transportation, provide a unique advantage over a battery electric vehicle.

The fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to be on roads in early 2021.