Linde will invest more than $1bn in decarbonisation initiatives and triple the amount of clean hydrogen production by 2028, the industrial gas giant has set out in its 2020 Sustainable Development Report.
Published today (August 27), the report highlights that Linde is investing across the hydrogen value chain to accelerate the clean energy transition.
Linde says it will pursue competitive low-carbon sources of hydrogen, including energy-efficient steam methane reformers (SMRs) with carbon dioxide capture, electrolysis with renewable power and piloting new low-carbon technologies.
Grey and blue hydrogen are “important stepping-stones” on the path to green hydrogen, the Hydrogen Council member says in the report, as they “allow the necessary frameworks and infrastructures to be developed” while green hydrogen reaches the “necessary scale”.
Clean hydrogen is a cornerstone of Linde’s clean energy strategy.
The firm says it has the largest liquid hydrogen production capacity and distribution system in the world today and it also operates the first commercial high-purity hydrogen storage cavern.
Linde also has around 200 hydrogen stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants worldwide.
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How Linde is scaling up to serve the growing hydrogen mobility market in North America
Linde is currently in the process of retrofitting its Ontario, California plant to produce green hydrogen to fuel the US state’s mobility market. Targeting the second quarter of 2021 for full commercialisation, the facility will manufacture green hydrogen using renewable methane, in addition to producing conventional hydrogen.
With this investment, the US-German industrial gas giant will be able to initially produce 2.6 metric tons of green hydrogen per day – enough to fuel up to 1,600 vehicles a day – helping to avoid up to 50,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. As demand for green hydrogen grows, Linde plans to expand its capacity accordingly, and revealed to H2 View that the US mobility market is a big focus for the company.
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