Hydrogen is an ideal replacement for fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas in furnaces, internal combustion engines, turbines and jet engines.
Today, environmental pressures mean that hydrogen research and development efforts are focussing on hydrogen as an alternative fuel to power our mobility and transportation needs. In electrified vehicles, for example, it is used to run fuel cells which convert hydrogen efficiently (back) to electricity.
The application spectrum of fuel cells is vast. They have the potential to replace conventional power generators such as combustion engines or even large batteries in cars, buses, forklift trucks, submarines, and backup and power plants.
Application areas for H2 - as a fuel
We are involved in numerous industry partnerships to advance automotive electrification and reduce carbon emissions.
In various cities including San Francisco, Hamburg, Milan and Bolzano, we are supplying the fuelling infrastructure to support H2-powered public bus services.
Hydrogen-Powered Forklift Trucks
Market-leaders such as Walmart and BMW rely on fuelling technologies from Linde to decarbonise internal logistics and materials handling services.
Hydrogen-Based Backup & Off-Grid Power
We have participated in several projects to evaluate the feasibility of stationary backup power supplies. For instance, we supplied hydrogen to several backup sites for broadcasting towers in Germany. And our “Hymera™” generator is the first hydrogen-based portable power device.
Hydrogen Powered Bikes
Linde has developed a H2 Bike prototype to prove once more that hydrogen is a versatile and viable fuel for all methods of transport. If you want to learn more about our H2 Bike, check this out