By Stuart Radnedge2015-04-27T14:42:00+01:00
A deal between Linde North America and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide could result in the further strengthening of hydrogen fueling in California.
The deal involves the development and manufacture of additional retail hydrogen fueling dispensers for the further enhancement of hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California. The hydrogen dispensers are targeted to be delivered to and commissioned by Linde North America around the fourth quarter of 2015.
“We are excited by California’s commitment to further develop the hydrogen highway, and pleased to be working alongside Linde in furtherance of this effort,” said Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum.
“The hydrogen infrastructure is being built in key areas with multiple phases expected to follow. There is a growing network of hydrogen stations supporting the new fuel cell electric vehicles coming to California from multiple OEMs,” concluded Olson.
These hydrogen dispensers will incorporate new enhancements to the software and hardware that will allow the user experience to be increasingly friendly while continuing to enhance accuracy and performance. They will also meet the revised SAE specifications and OEM expectations for fast fill performance and accuracy for measuring the flow of hydrogen to the vehicle.
Over €10m total investment by the Energiewende project partners TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, Linde AG, McPhy S.A., ENERTRAG AG and 2G Energy AG. There has also €5m of public funding in the ‘50 petrol stations programme’ launched by the Federal Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the industry.
Linde North America will be the sole supplier of hydrogen for fuel cell vehicle entrants at this year’s Shell Eco-marathon, one of the world’s most challenging series of student innovation competitions for energy-efficient cars.
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