The Linde Group has opened in Vienna what it says is the world's first small production facility for hydrogen fueling stations.
Based on the company's IC 90 compressor technology, the new production platforms feature standardized components packaged in a compact, 14-foot container designed for ease of transport and integration in existing hydrogen refueling stations. Linde will be working with Iwatani Corp. on a number of projects using this technology.
‘The successful commercialization of fuel-cell cars hinges on a sufficiently widespread hydrogen infrastructure,’ says Dr. Aldo Belloni, a board member of Linde AG. ‘The development of small-series production capabilities is a key milestone on this journey. It gives us the flexibility we need to meet rising demand in different markets.’
Linde notes that the IC 90 meets all fueling standards to ensure safe, silent fueling at pressures up to 1,000 bar (14,500 psi).