Linde has inaugurated the world’s first hydrogen refuelling system for passenger trains in Bremervörde, Germany.
Linde’s hydrogen refuelling system, which it built, owns and operates, will refuel 14 hydrogen-powered passenger trains, enabling each train to run for 1,000 km emission-free on a single refuelling. It has a total capacity of around 1,600 kg of hydrogen per day, making it one of the largest hydrogen refueling systems ever built. Linde’s future-ready hydrogen refuelling system has been designed and constructed with the ability to integrate future on-site green hydrogen generation. The new hydrogen trains will replace existing diesel-powered trains.
The world’s first hydrogen train, the Coradia iLint, demonstrates a clear commitment to green mobility combined with the latest technology.
Veerle Slenders, President Region Europe West, Linde, said, “We are proud that Linde’s innovative technology plays a key role in supporting this project and establishing a blueprint for cleaner public transport systems around the world.”
Müslüm Yakisan, President of Alstom in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, said, “We are very proud to see the first series operation in action together with our partners Linde, LNVG and evb.”
Linde has the world’s largest liquid hydrogen capacity and distribution system and operates the world’s first high-purity hydrogen storage cavern plus pipeline networks totalling approximately 1,000 km globally to reliably supply its customers. It has installed over 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants worldwide.