Linde’s sustainable development technology achieves green recognition


Linde’s commitment to sustainable technology was exemplified recently when the company won the ‘Green Solar Manufacturing’ Cell Award for its on-site fluorine (F2) generator technology.

The company received the award at the 2009 International Solar Technology Awards.

Linde’s revolutionary F2 cleaning process solution eliminates the use of nitrogen triflouride (NF3), a harmful greenhouse gas, from the manufacture of thin film solar panels.

As part of an overall drive to initiate an industry shift towards sustainability, Linde developed the fluorine solution to negate the need for NF3, which contributes the global warming equivalent of nearly 17 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

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