Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, announced it has received a purchase order from Linde, for gaseous hydrogen refueling dispensers, as the first order under the partnership.

“We are excited about the partnership with Linde and pleased to supply state-of-the-art, high quality dispenser systems in support of Linde’s roll-out of compressed hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the USA,” said Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum.

“Quantum has been in the forefront of supplying industry-leading, high capacity, ultra-lightweight gaseous fuel storage and refueling systems to global automakers, and we are pleased to bring our technology and experience to one of the largest hydrogen suppliers in the world.”

Steve Eckhardt, Linde’s program manager for hydrogen fueling said, “Linde’s partnership with Quantum leverages our industry-leading high performance hydrogen compression and fueling station technology and helps Linde meet its commitment to bring safe, reliable and fast-fueling hydrogen stations to the consumers of fuel cell vehicles. Linde is spending millions of dollars on California-based companies in the deployment of hydrogen fueling stations and this expands that investment in the state via the design and build of a critical component of the station, the hydrogen fueling dispenser. The Linde-Quantum partnership will create jobs and expand technology development in California.”

The hydrogen systems will be specially designed, built and commissioned in support of Linde’s USA-based hydrogen refueling station projects. Linde is a leader in the design, construction and operation of the most efficient and reliable hydrogen vehicle fueling systems with over 80 hydrogen fueling stations engineered and supplied around the world. The systems will support refueling at both 5,000 and 10,000 psi (35 and 70 MPa) service pressures, and will come integrated with a remote gas management system, authentication and point of sale systems.

Quantum holds multiple patents related to hydrogen fueling systems, and has designed and built 13 systems for General Motors, Shell Oil, the US Army, AeroVironment/NASA and others in support of hydrogen fuel cell programs.