Linde to power world’s first hydrogen ferry


Industrial gas major Linde has started up its supply of liquid hydrogen to the world’s first operational hydrogen-powered ferry for cars and passengers in Norway.

In addition to supply ferry operator Norled with clean hydrogen for the fuel-cell powered MF Hydra, the company has developed, built and installed the fuel containment system, the associated onshore truck-to-ship bunkering facility, onboard storage tank and fuel processing equipment.

According to the IMO’s Fourth GHG study 2020, the maritime industry accounted for the release of around one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) and 3% of annual global greenhouse (GHG) emissions on a CO2-equivalent basis.

By reducing emissions to zero in the ferry sector, industry could see an emission reduction of 600,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

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