• 20-JUN-2012

  • SOURCE: The Linde Group

Linde Participates in Federal Ministry of Transportation's Initiative to Build 50 Hydrogen Filling Stations in Germany

The German Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS), Dr. Peter Ramsauer and several industrial companies, including The Linde Group, signed a joint Letter of Intent to expand the network of hydrogen filling stations. By 2015, Germany will have a supply network of at least 50 public filling stations. Last year, Linde and Daimler already announced to jointly build 20 hydrogen fuelling stations that shall be located in metropolitan areas and along their connecting routes. Dr. Andreas Opfermann, Head of Clean Energy and Innovation Management, said: "We are pleased that the Federal Traffic Ministry has taken Linde's and Daimler's initiative as an occasion to broaden the initiative's base, thereby turning the 20 filling stations into 50." The Federal Government and the industrial sector will invest more than EUR 40m to expand the country's hydrogen infrastructure. The infrastructure is supposed to serve a larger number of hydrogen-powered fuel cell cars that are expected on German roads from 2014/15 on, when serial production starts. Available video includes an edited package and general views.