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Linde: Hydrogen technology to flourish as the dead-end for combustion engines looms
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Linde: Hydrogen technology to flourish as the dead-end for combustion engines looms

In 2006 when Brad Pitt pulled up in a hydrogen-powered BMW Seven Series for the world premiere of Oceans 13 in Los Angeles, such vehicle was seen as a car for celebrities.

Today, vehicles powered by hydrogen are now a reality to the wider public and are being brought and driven around the world by the average member of public, poising a zero-emission alternative to those featuring the traditional combustion engine.

From hype to reality; this is the journey of which hydrogen-powered vehicles have endured over the past decade or so – and such journey was today (Sep 30) explored by Linde Engineering on a virtual hydrogen seminar.

Identifying the catalyst for such transition was Markus Bachmeier, Director of Sales and Products for Linde Hydrogen Fueltech. “When we look at road transport today, for the last 100 years there has been one dominate drive in technology, and that’s the internal combustion engine, the gasoline engines, the diesel engines,” Bachmeier explained.

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